Two of the biggest determinants of
a home’s value are its bedrooms and bathrooms. The first two questions asked
by one Realtor about another agent’s listing is, “how many bedrooms
and baths does it have?”
These are also the same features that buyers use when deciding which homes they
want to see. A buyer for a four bedroom home will seldom consider a three bedroom
house. It is also true that someone needing three bedrooms usually won’t
The master bedroom is a key factor in most home buying decisions. Its location,
size, bathroom access and closet space are carefully considered. The master bedroom
has become so important that it can make or break the sale. Certain price ranges
demand particular master bedroom features. The attached full bathroom with bathing
and or shower facilities is a must with many buyers. In the higher priced homes,
it is not unusual to see a bathtub and separate shower. The bathtub may have a
built in hot tub. Skylights are popular in many modem bathrooms.
The location of baths also makes a difference. A bath located in the basement
usually does not increase a home’s value. That same bath located on the
main floor could dramatically increase the demand for a certain house.
Many expensive homes are expected to have a powder room adjoining the entrance
foyer. Likewise, a half bath just off the entrance to the garage is customary.
Two bedrooms that are connected by a bathroom can enhance the desirability of
ADVICE: Because of the investment potential of buying a
it is best to work with a Realtor®. Realtors know about many of the little
things that affect value.