Suburbs And Storage Most Popular With Buyers

Every year, Americans are surveyed about the things they most want in their next home. And while some things change, like the preferred type of kitchen cabinetry or paint colors, there are other things that remain the same year after year. For example, the National Association of Home Builders recently surveyed nearly 4,000 home buyers who have either just purchased a house or plan to in the near future. They then ranked 175 features based on how important they are to buyers. Not surprisingly, the most popular features, once again, were storage related. Buyers want garage storage, walk-in pantries, and laundry rooms. Having a place to put things isn’t the most flashy home feature but it is a necessity. Which is why storage is a perennial favorite. Another favorite is energy-efficient features. In short, home buyers want a home that’s efficient enough to keep their utility bills low and spacious enough to keep their things neat and tidy. They also overwhelmingly want a house in the suburbs. In fact, 64 percent of survey participants said they’d prefer to buy in a suburban location, while 24 percent wanted something rural, and 11 percent wanted a place in the city. More here.

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eXp Realty, the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings (NASDAQ: EXPI).


Bobby is a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran and Florida native with over 17 years of combined, award-winning experience in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending in Central Florida.  An eXp ICON AGENT and Certified Mentor.  Formerly with RE/MAX where he was recognized as a Hall of Fame Member and a consistent Platinum Club Award Winner.  Locally, a multi-year Gold-Level Award Top Producer within the Orlando Regional Realtors Association (ORRA). His consistent productivity has earned him universal recognition, named as a Top agent in numerous publications, year after year including being voted a Best of Southwest Orlando Realtor 6 years in a row!


Bobby holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License with designations as a Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI); Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR); Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP); a Florida Military Specialist (FMS) and one of the few Real Estate Collaboration Specialists – Divorce (RCS-D) in Central Florida.  These advanced designations denote expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation.   As such, he is considered an ‘expert’ in his field with experience in court testimony.


Bobby is also a dedicated member of his community and has served on numerous local Boards of Directors. He is a youth sports coach and a Partner in Education with Orange County Schools. Thus, Bobby was voted a 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Award recipient for his volunteerism and charitable contributions by his peers.


Bobby and his beautiful wife Halle have three very active children; Isabella, ‘Little’ Bobby and Alex. They stay busy as a family with sports, extra-curricular clubs and travel. However, they also give back as a family and donate to local rescues as well as providing their home to foster animals whenever possible.


One of Bobby’s greatest attributes is that time and again he has proven himself to be a selfless professional, treating each of his clients as if their property was the most important. He continues to work with his clients personally and does not differentiate between a $100K condo or a $1M house on a lake…anywhere in Central Florida, he gives each one the equal time, attention and respect that they deserve, as praised through the countless reviews written about him by former Buyers & Sellers!


Bobby Baldor has demonstrated the extensive experience and proven expertise in our local market to help you and your family achieve your real estate goals. But more importantly, he is a caring member of our community. Bobby’s personal slogan is ‘Your Real Estate Hero’ …and he works hard to prove it.