More than 13 million Americans work from home, according to the most current U.S. Census data, and all signs point to that trend continuing. That makes a home office important for many buyers.
"Home offices have vast appeal," says Paige Elliott, a Realtor with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate in the Dallas area. "Most agents will point out that a room could be used as an office or other flex living space, especially if it is currently used or staged as a bedroom."
Home offices aren't just for those who work from home full time, according to Cardillo.
"As technology continues to make us more mobile, young buyers have more options than ever to work from home, depending on their job," he says. "Having a dedicated space is important because it will help keep them focused and concentrated on work while they are at home on a Skype call, planning a presentation, setting up their workday or simply paying bills."