FEATURES THAT WILL SELL YOUR HOME

These things can increase your home’s selling price up to 34%

By Ashley Chorpenning

AAA World Article

In a perfect world, once you listed your home it would sell within a matter of minutes. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for many sellers. If you want to increase your chances of your home flying off the market, there are several features that buyers are looking for.

According to Zillow’s 2019 Home Features That Sell Analysis, listing specific features in the description of the home increased the selling price up to 34%. Here are some of the features you may want to consider including in your home’s description:

STEAM OVEN
Cooking with a steam oven is faster than cooking with a conventional oven. Steam ovens use wet heat, which locks in moisture and saves time in the cooking process. These ovens make buyers feel as though they’re living in a kitchen made for a chef.

PROFESSIONAL APPLIANCES
Installing professional appliances, which are usually used by experts in the field, has the potential to appeal to a higher-paying buyer. For instance, if you are remodeling your kitchen and you need to choose an oven, try researching the most popular ovens for professional chefs or the preferred oven of local caterers.

If your home boasts a hospitable environment, providing these conveniences will encourage buyers who are looking for the perfect home to entertain in.

WINE CELLAR
Many buyers demand the luxurious exotic wood, glass walls, and tasting rooms of a wine cellar. With wine consumption and appreciation increasing, wine rooms have become a popular trend. 

STEAM SHOWER
Many gym-goers love the luxury of basking in a steam room. It’s no surprise that homebuyers will pay a premium for homes with steam showers. After a long, hard day, many homebuyers may relish the option to bathe in a steam shower.  

POT FILLER
For a homebuyer who loves entertaining or cooking for their large family, a pot filler saves them from lugging a heavy pot from the sink to the stove. Pot fillers are great for pots that may not fit in the sink. The faucet arms can extend and fold back when not in use, making this feature functional and convenient. 

GARAGE OR SHED STUDIO
Remodeling your garage or shed into a studio gives your home extra space, which can be attractive to homebuyers. Transform this extra space into a man cave, a guest suite, or a music studio. The additional room will give potential homebuyers the ability to visualize the extra space to fit their needs. 

HEATED FLOORS
The feeling of cold tile in the freezing winter months can send chills up your spine. Stepping out of the shower onto a warm surface may be just the incentive homebuyers need, to pay a premium for your property. 

WATERFALLS COUNTERTOP
A waterfall countertop drops vertically down the side of the cabinets instead of halting at a sharp edge. This feature creates a continuous flow and links the floor to the cabinetry with an effortless flow and natural manner.

OUTDOOR KITCHEN
An outside oasis is something many home buyers desire. The ability to entertain and enjoy nature in a combined space makes an outdoor kitchen appealing. It also provides potential homebuyers with additional entertaining space, something that they may be seeking in a future home.

PREP SINK
Another feature that helps homebuyers entertain is a wet bar or prep sink. Often round or square and made of stainless steel, these sinks accommodate your entertainment needs. For homebuyers in search of a great entertainment space, a prep sink is most definitely a must have. 

When choosing features to include in your home, and one day feature in your future home sales description, keep in mind items that will increase your home’s attractiveness to buyers. Many buyers are in the market for luxury at their fingertips. Including these small but desirable aspects to your home’s sales description will assist in securing a high value return and quick sale.