Residential real estate buyers have grown more sophisticated and demanding over the last few years. 


At every price point, buyers are holding out for the amenities they want, both in the home itself and in the surrounding community. For potential home sellers, understanding today’s buyers can help command top dollar for their listings — especially if they have the amenities that are most in demand.


Research Proves What Today’s Home Buyers Demand


Different buyers have different needs, but in today’s market, potential buyers place a high premium on livability, and they’re willing to pay for it.


The National Association of Realtors® studied the most important features for today’s buyers of residential real estate. Above all, they value walkability, particularly to nearby restaurants, shops and community services. 


Potential buyers are willing to drive when they have no other option, but if using a vehicle is necessary, they want easy access to freeways and forms of public transportation, such as commuter trains. Although the millennial generation is most keen on these features, this year’s research demonstrates that they have become important to potential buyers of every age group.


Determining What’s Important for Your New Home Location


If you’re considering buying a home in Yorba Linda or the surrounding communities of Southern California, you have many options to choose from, depending on your “must-have” list of amenities.


Consider finding the neighborhood or community with your desired amenities first, and then look for the ideal house there. Within reason, you should be able to find a home that meets your livability needs. Or if you find one that comes close, you can always make modifications.


How Can Residential Real Estate Buyers Find the Perfect Location?


If you’re familiar with the area in which you hope to find a new home, you can drive around in search of the perfect community. Or to save the time, energy and gas, you can seek out the help of an experienced, local residential real estate agent.


An experienced Realtor® has their finger on the pulse of the local community and the inventory of homes for sale. Your agent can set up a customized MLS search to alert you to any new listings that come on the market in your desired area.


And when you give your Realtor® your “must-have” list, you can rest assured that you will only see listings that fit your specifications. 


In Southern California, the Edie Israel Team of professional Realtors® helps both buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Our experienced team understands how important every real estate transaction is, and we are committed to making the process as easy as possible for you. Contact us today if you are interested in selling or purchasing residential real estate in Yorba Linda or the surrounding communities.