Caskey and Caskey

Manhattan Beach Realtor

Owning a home is a big responsibility. You have to worry about general day to day maintenance and cleaning, along with monthly obligations such as utility bills. Every once and awhile you may even need to call a specialist like a plumber to handle fixes when things are broken. All in all, the value of any real estate is tied directly to how well it’s cared for, along with what sort of appeal it provides to possible buyers. If you’re living in a home that you know you will eventually move out of, you should start incorporating some new features that any buyers will be drawn towards.


Depending on the size of your home, where it’s located, and how it’s constructed, not all features may be available. However, even if you can’t instal exactly what’s discussed here, you can still talk to variou contractors or realtors about popular features in today’s real estate market.


Because of how rapidly technology advances, there are always going to be newer iterations of traditional appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, laundry machines. Besides having more bells and whistles, newer appliances are also going to be much more more efficient, especially in terms of energy use. Using less water and electricity are great for not only saving homeowners money, but reducing their carbon footprint as well. Dishwashers and washing machines in particular can do their respective tasks much better while using much less water. The latest and greatest when it comes to appliances are going to be a big upsell for potential buyers, since it means they won’t need to worry about updating themselves. When someone can buy real estate and the the move-in process is as seamless as possible, it’s that much more appealing.


While a pool is certainly going to be a huge upside for any buyer, not every home has the ability to install them (especially in the South Bay). However, if you have the space and zoning regulations don’t prohibit their construction, a pool is a surefire way to make your real estate that much better. This goes back to the idea of having a ready made home for someone new, meaning they won’t need to worry about those kinds of upgrades. Landscaping is also really important, and can’t be overlooked. First impressions mean a great deal to people, and homes with a well put together garden or front yard helps anyone feel more welcome.


In any room of the home, being able to maximize space can create a more open and welcoming environment. If you have a lot of ‘stuff’ for lack of a better term, it can be distracting or cause clutter, which ultimately will make a room feel smaller. With well designed cabinets, or hidden drawers under couches, you can keep just as much as you had before but without having it take up much needed space. This gives any new buyer a chance to customize the room as they see fit and use storage space to organize as they please.