The two amenities luxury home shoppers want the most are a chef’s kitchen and a sprawling views, particularly of oceans, mountains, or cityscapes, according to a new survey by realtor.com.
Fifty-four percent of luxury home buyers voted for the chef’s kitchen, while 44 percent flagged the views. Thirty-eight percent also say the square footage of the property is a key attribute, and 36 percent say having an expansive master suite is important.
“The luxury home buyer is an important contingent of today’s real estate market, as luxury homes tend to drive trends throughout the entire balance of the marketplace,” says Barbara O’Connor, chief marketing officer at Move Inc., which operates realtor.com.
“We are seeing large portions of buyers throughout the country — from 23 percent in the Northeast region and 23 percent in the South Atlantic — eyeing luxury homes. This means sellers, builders, and certainly REALTORS