As health concerns reshape daily lives and force businesses to reconsider their workplace infrastructure, Austin home seekers will have new priorities. If you have a home to sell or an investment property to rent to those looking to move in Austin, pay attention to this developing trend.
The last decade of innovation has created opportunities through technology to work more creatively. Educational institutions brought the classroom to the home, and many businesses offer flexibility to allow employees to work and meet from anywhere. With the current COVID-19 landscape, these innovations are perfectly timed. While current headlines collide with tech tools, the shift in workplace structures and priorities is unavoidable, and it will ultimately impact what people are looking for in a home, whether they are buying or renting. In other words, home offices have just moved to the top of the most-wanted list for searchers.
Home Office Must-Haves
If you are selling a house or offering a home for rent as an investment property owner, adding or boosting a home office or flex area may help attract the right buyer or renter. Whether it is ensuring the room or space is ready for office equipment, or you are highlighting the most pertinent information in your marketing, be sure to include these home office must-haves:
- Good Lighting. Make sure there are plugs available for lamps or overhead light fixtures are installed.
- High-Speed Internet. Know what type of internet is available, have it connected, and include it in your marketing information.
- Proper Outlets for Office Equipment. Ensure the outlets are up to date and in convenient locations to handle computers or printers.
- Space. Add built-in shelving or stage the room to show off how it can be used for work or school.
- Privacy. Ensure any space you are allocating as the dedicated office offers privacy with a door or is set apart from the main gathering area.
Home offices are the next wave of must-haves in a house, so if you are selling a home or offering a rental, it is time to invest in a dedicated space to meet the needs of potential buyers or tenants.
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