What ‘Move-In Ready’ Really Means

July 16, 2019

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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