Men and Women Will Fall In Love… WITH YOUR HOME!

American houses most admired features:

Men: Master bathrooms top this category for men. The next three places are neck in neck with 55% of men wanting walk-in closets, 51% wanting a gourmet kitchen, and another 51 % wanting an outdoor deck.  The stereotype is broken with only 42% of men wanting pre-wired entertainment throughout the house. On the other hand….

Women: 75% of women want master bathrooms with a close second of 72% wanting walk-in closets. 62% want a gourmet kitchen and the statistics fall from there. Only 28% want pre-wiring for home theaters and surround sound systems.

As a home owner, your listing may not have all these highly sought for amenities; you can highlight your listing’s features knowing that these are the assets buyers are looking for. For example, if three rooms share a single bathroom, make it luxurious enough to feel like a master. Clear away storage spaces to show off the ample space there is that can serve the role of a walk in. Work with what you have, but in order to make men and women fall in love, know what they are looking for! 


Comment balloon 4 commentsJenifer Lower • February 14 2012 04:29PM


Nice presentation Jennifer. Who knew that men love master bathrooms? 

Posted by Jean Hedren, CRS ABR SRES RSPS, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor (Edina Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

These are interesting results Jenifer.  I'm surprised that there is no mention of a garage for either, or that a "Man Cave" wouldn't be a must. 

Posted by Dan Derito (Success! Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Jenifer~I'm with Dan, I was surprised that the statistics were as close as they were until I realized that there was no GARAGE (Man Cave) on the list. There is no way that men would prefer a master bathroom compared to having a great big, huge, enormous, decked out, heated and insulated, air conditioned, garage.

Have an AWESOME day!

Posted by Michael S. Bolton, MN Appraiser (Michael S. Bolton,Inc.) over 8 years ago

I love your graphic! The colors and arrangement of the furniture and ammenities is eye-catching. I am not surprised about the Master Bathroom! ~ :)

Posted by Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections, Experience the IHI Difference (IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581) over 8 years ago