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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Despite all the new trends that keep being announced I find buyers are still most interested in the tried and true, hardwood floors, granite, etc. Almost no interest in solar, “green”, etc.

Oct 16, 2015 02:36 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Hmm?  Must have?  I have not noticed anything new.  As most things go, opinions vary on what a buyer wants, preferences, etc.

Oct 16, 2015 08:08 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Tile plank trend is about 5-6 yrs old. While growing, hardwood is strongly preferred and will remain that way.  Porcelain planks are not that practical - slippery when wet and require floors to be flat.  They are most commonly chosen for small/wet areas e.g. mudrooms, some powder rooms and basements.

Rather, what's totally on trend and rapidly growing is:

1.  Open floor plans

2.  Gray - gray everything - paint, hardwood, tile, cabinets, countertops, carpet.  (of course not gray in all those places at the same time.

3.  His and her bathrooms for master

4.  Matte finishes

5.  Wide plank flooring, dark flooring

6.  Farm sinks

7.  Wainscoting, higher base molding, crown molding

8.  Customized closets

9.  Carpet runners for steps and upgraded banisters.

10.  MBR suites

11.  Wine cellars

Interesting, I don't think I've ever seen large laundry room nor pet room w/ was basin for pets...even in the big mansions.

Oct 16, 2015 08:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have always had many buyers want hardwood flooring, but now it is a completely upgraded kitchen, whether they cook or not.

Oct 16, 2015 07:54 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

His and her Master Baths - no more double sinks unless it is in a kids' bathroom.  And many are now looking for his and her Master Bedrooms too

Oct 16, 2015 05:32 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Updated kitchens and bathrooms are the most sought after amenities in my neck of the woods.

Oct 16, 2015 04:42 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Stainless steel appliances are still tried and true.  "Hardwood" plank porcelain tiles are very much in right now.  Luxurious baths with high end finishes are becoming more popular.

Oct 16, 2015 03:35 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here quartz counters have replaced granite.  Stainless steel is still king. 

Oct 16, 2015 03:31 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

the list is long. fancy appliances with colored knobs :) . yes, fancy tiles as you said. cabinets with odd colors. big fancy (code word for costly) front doors. flooring used on a wall for accents. large door openings in sliders. 16-24 feet. deluxe showers . his and hers toilets. large island kitchens. rectangular fireplaces

Oct 16, 2015 03:17 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Nothing new really, seeing less people want granite in kitchen and going towards other natural counter tops like quartz. Still hardwood floors also.

I am not a fan of those tiles that look like wood at all.

Oct 16, 2015 02:47 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Kitchens and baths.

Nov 13, 2018 06:52 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

No carpet in the home has been coming up quite a bit lately.

Oct 17, 2015 05:15 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I like Debbie's list. I have not seen pet rooms. 

Oct 16, 2015 09:47 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Kitchen counters

Oct 16, 2015 01:02 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Buyers pretty much want granite in every home and no projects.

Oct 16, 2015 12:06 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am hearing buyers expect granite countertops, lofty ceilings, lots of hardwood, tile showers and covered decks and patios.

Oct 16, 2015 10:50 AM