The rise in remote work is changing what many Americans want in their homes. The COVID months have made many companies rethink how often their workers need to be in the main office. Whether a company decides to go remote full-time, or give employees one or two days a week where they may work from home, today’s buyers are looking for homes with more space to support their work needs.
Additionally, workers are seeking more flexibility. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study found that nearly one-fifth of employees want to be fully remote in the future. The study also finds that many people are leaving jobs to seek out remote work opportunities. How this will shake out between companies and their employees remains to be seen, but for now it is clear many buyers will be seeking homes that have a space conducive to remote work.
The American Institute of Architects finds that 69% of surveyed individuals still want at least one office at home. However, it also shows that more people are looking for multiple spaces in their home for remote work and virtual meetings.
If your house has extra space you no longer need, buyers are interested, and now may be the perfect time to sell. If you have an extra room without a purpose, or an area in a larger room that might work, consider staging it as an area where remote work can occur. We can help you with this as well by evaluating and preparing your space for potential buyers.