What ‘Move-In Ready’ Really Means

A “move-in ready” home may mean different things to different buyers—everything from having freshly painted walls to having window blinds included.

Bungalo, a real estate platform for buying newly renovated homes online, surveyed more than 550 home shoppers between the ages of 25 to 54 on what elements are required for a home to be considered “move-in ready.”

If you’re going to use the term to describe your listing, here’s what most buyers expect the home to have:

58% say it should be freshly painted
55% say it should have new flooring
54% say it should have new countertops
51% say it should have updated cabinetry
51% say it should have modern finishes (faucets, doorknobs, etc.)
49% say it should have modern light fixtures
45% say it should have blinds included
45% say it should have a renovated master bath
34% say it should have a furnished fridge
32% say it should have a furnished washer & dryer

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