Sell Your Home Faster By Investing in These Popular Features

If you’re considering selling your home, it’s helpful to understand what buyers are looking for in today’s real estate market. Research from real estate website Zillow suggests that five key features can help you offload your home a full 30 days faster than average.

Zillow researchers studied more than two million homes sold in 2016, including their listing descriptions and length of time on the market before sale, and determined that the following amenities are the most coveted by today’s buyers:

Farmhouse Sink

A well-known boon for sellers is a farmhouse sink in the kitchen. These trendy and functional fixtures brought in purchase prices of more than 8 percent above average in 2016.

Shaker Cabinets

Homes featuring shaker elements in the kitchen sold for nearly 10 percent more than homes without them, and at a rate of 45 days faster than the average home.

Barn Door

If you have a charming barn door on your pantry, closet, master bedroom or den, be sure to mention it in your home’s listing description. This sought-after design element will help you boost your purchase price by as much as 13 percent, while also getting your home sold 57 days sooner.

Quartz Countertops

Granite was king in the kitchen for many years, but research indicates consumers are more interested in quartz countertops these days. Many buyers are willing to pay a 6 percent premium for homes with this feature.

Subway Tiles

Most common in kitchens and bathrooms, subway tiles remain a must-have amenity for many of today’s buyers. Their clean, classic look helps boost purchase prices by 7 percent, while ensuring a sale more than two months faster than homes without them.

Consider investing in one or more of these popular amenities if you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. A small investment now may pay big dividends in the future.

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