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Erin Krueger Provides Insight Into Current Home Feature Trends

The housing market likes to keep people on their toes. 

With just a month into the new year, how the housing market is shaping up in 2024 for both buyers and sellers alike already can be seen. When buying a house, sometimes the selling point can be certain features that the house includes. Whether in the market to buy a house or sell, Erin Krueger from Erin Krueger Team has provided some insight about some home features that are worth keeping an eye out for.

Move-In Ready Houses:

The days of home renovations may be coming to an end. Most homebuyers are now on the hunt for move-in ready houses, and less so looking for fixer-uppers.

“They are looking for homes already ready, less and less buyers are willing to take on renovation projects,” Erin says.

With the quarantine days in the past, people don’t have as much free time as they once did. As a result, homebuyers are on the lookout for houses that won’t need too many weekend projects to have a dream house transformation.


Not only is it functional but also stylish, sculleries are slowly rising in popularity amongst homebuyers.

“A scullery is a separate, secondary kitchen or workspace that is typically located adjacent to the main kitchen,” Erin explains. “It is used for various purposes, including food preparation, cleanup and additional storage.” 

This feature is especially beneficial for those homebuyers who need the extra kitchen space and have a knack for hosting dinner parties.


One house feature that remains a timeless addition are pools. Houses with pools are getting sold faster than houses without one.

“One feature that's proven to help homes sell faster than others is the inclusion of a well-designed pool and outdoor entertaining area,” Erin says. “In today's real estate market, many buyers are seeking homes that offer a resort-like experience in their own backyard.”

Homebuyers are looking to elevate their living experience, and an addition such as a pool, is a simple way to achieve this desire.

Declutter and Depersonalize:

When it comes to listing houses, minimalism stands the test of time. 

“Remove personal items and excess clutter to help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space,” Erin says. “A clean and clutter-free home feels more spacious and inviting.”

If in the process of listing a house, less is more. Leave something to the imagination and let the buyers imagine how they can decorate the house.


When asked about one home trend Erin thinks will rise in popularity in 2024, she thinks that accents on the interior of houses may become more common. “I think you will see a lot more accents with texture on the interiors of home with wood elements, stone or plaster,” Erin says.

Accents add a lot of character to an otherwise simple room. In the past, accents have oftentimes been an ignored home feature, but 2024 may just be the year where this fun feature gets the recognition it deserves.



The Erin Krueger Team has 80-plus years of experience in Nashville’s real estate market. As a solo agent, Erin has ranked No. 1 in Tennessee and No. 14 nationally for home sales. She’s been recognized for her RPAC contribution within the National Association of REALTORS and has a plaque at the Hall of Fame at the NAR’s office in Washington, DC. Her real estate team ranks nationally in the top 200 teams and sold nearly $2 billion in real estate, including the top residential sale in Nashville in 2023. The team also ranked top in the state and third in the country for their sales.

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  • Declutter & Depersonalize
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