While many people will eventually head back to the office, if they haven't already, some will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future. As a result, a home office is now a huge selling point.
According to realtor.com, listings that feature a home office had a 3.4% higher sell price and sold nine days faster than listings without one.
"Not only will a home office make it easier for you to work remotely, but it's also what prospective buyers are looking for," said Kazantzis Real Estate Agent and Broker Andrea Kazantzis. 'If you're considering selling your home in the near future, it may be worth transforming a space in your home into a home office."
While scoping out a spot, consider unused areas of your home. Are you getting full use out of your basement? Can you turn a nook under the staircase into a cozy alcove? You can even transform an unused closet. The space doesn't have to be an entire room, just a place with room for a desk and good wi-fi connectivity.
"One thing we would caution against is converting a bedroom into a space that can only be used as a home office," Kazantzis said. "An extra bedroom is still a bigger selling point than a home office."
If there's not a room you can dedicate entirely to an office, consider making a current room dual space. Perhaps put a workstation in the corner of your dining room. If you have a spare bedroom, replace the bed with a pullout couch or murphy bed. You could also use a standing desk or install a wall-mounted desk to make the most out of the space.
If you do have office space, you'll want to stage the area before showing it to prospective buyers, just like the rest of your house.
Think simple design with pops of color, some plants, and cool organizational elements. Pinterest has tons of ideas if you're looking for inspiration for your home office.