We are concluding this unusual year of 2020 with changing demands from homebuyers. Sellers, take note.


COVID-19 has definitely changed the course of daily life and with the autumn weather and COVID-19 still present, homebuyers’ needs have shifted accordingly.

Thinking of selling your home? Here are a few features important to new homebuyers on their lookout for homes this autumn. Before listing a house for sale, give extra attention and love to these spaces.

1. Flexible spaces

With office use as priority, lights are on the study area! Homebuyers can still use them as a multifunctional space that can change accordingly at the end of the day. Interior layouts should be adaptable and open spaces that can be converted into offices or a class – while a cooking in the kitchen next door – feels essential when the whole family is at home for most of the day.

Also workspaces that can be converted into guestrooms or extra bedrooms and finished basements can definitely become a very useful multipurpose space.

2. Energy-efficient features

Winter is just right around the corner, and homebuyers are seeking for energy-efficient homes. With so much more time being spent at home, a sustainable household will save on resources like water and electricity more than ever.

Features like double glazed, insulated windows, led lighting, latest technology appliances and smart thermostats and just some in-demand features that help save on utility bills.

3. Room to workout

Boutique fitness classes and gyms dominated the workout industry. Since the onset of COVID-19, however, homebuyers prefer to workout at home and the demand for home gyms is on the rise. Nowadays, some fitness studios seem to deliver lessons through online platforms to keep up with the changing needs of exercising at home.

Especially with colder weather soon impeding on outdoor recreation, homebuyers are looking for spacious homes to roll out their mat and find Zen.

4. Extra storage

With new hobbies being discovered these days, most people realized the importance of extra storage space to store their new equipment. For those searching for new homes, increased closet space, attics and garages continue to be important elements.