The spring market has arrived in full force.
Buyers are making offers and closing transactions. Sellers are competitive with each other to attract the offers, and more willing than ever to negotiate and keep the buyers under contract. The market favors buyers because of the bulging inventory. Sellers must be realistic with their offering and price the home according to real market numbers. With that, the homes will continue to sell at prices that overall have improved in the last year. South Florida real estate continues to be viable to build equity over time.
We’ve come across another way that buyers look at homes: Introverts and Extroverts. Spaces in the house for introverts and for analytical moments include places one can read, write, reflect, study, meditate, pray, exercise alone, compose, analyze, ponder, invent, calculate, review, think and re-think. This space is likely secluded from areas of the home that may be more active and produce noise. It can be in the form of a den, a reading room, an office, a quiet space. This can be ideal also to play video games, listen to media with a headset, etc. A beautiful place to be alone in the moment, by choice.
Spaces in the house for extroverts would encourage amiable/socializing moments where one can share in multiple activities with others, discuss, exchange, present, sing, express emotions, dance, small talk, play tabletop games in a group, play instruments, billiards, watch a game, fix and distribute beverages and serve food. Think, a wonderful place to party and hang-out with family and friends.
Many buyers want both of these areas and more. The traits mentioned are not meant to describe one versus the other, rather, that all exist and can co-exist nicely. The challenge is in the design of the home as it is and whether you can have an analytical moment while another socializes in a separate space.
The open concept allows really for only one. For example, if someone is cooking for friends while some are in the pool area and all socializing energetically ,where can someone else take time to quietly study? We’ve seen where even a television that is on will overtake the entire open concept space, including the second floor of the home. Vaulted ceilings anyone?
To have the spaces which allow for quiet time, it requires walls and doors. Usually, at the expense of otherwise usable space such as hallways, quirky nooks that go undefined, separate ambiances throughout that cannot come together to host a gathering. The different rooms provide the peace and quiet for those moments when we can be analytical and where introverts can thrive.
We see less of the living room being used as such. Many have converted them to a second family room and other uses including reading room, playing tabletop games, watching television, writing poetry, doing homework and turning the living room into just that! Sure, it may still need to preserve some of its formal décor just in case. This option depending on the layout of the home can be a separate environment from the other parts of the home typically associated with noise.In May we have several major holidays including my favorite, Mother’s Day. We wish all the moms here and in heaven a most blessed day. Thank you, Moms, for all that you are.
Frank DeValdivielso, a member the Miami FL Team and The Keyes Company, is based out of 2423 Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information you can reach Frank at his office, 786 378 8450, or cell, 786 273 8507. You can also email him at RealEstate@MiamiFLTeam.com and please be sure to visit www.MiamiFLTeam.com for the latest listing and news regarding real estate. Call to sign up for a free monthly market report of your zip code.