Fixer-Upper Advice Sells Homes… Fast

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Do you dream of barn doors, subway tiles… and farmhouse sinks? Does the sight of exposed brick make your day? If so, you’re not alone. And if you’re thinking of selling your home or simply updating, pay attention.

According to Seattle-based Zillow, there are 15 features buyers are looking for, today.

And if you’re a fan of Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you’re already well on your way.

Zillow says, “Understanding what’s popular among buyers can also help homeowners who are considering remodeling. For example, listings descriptions that included “new carpets” had no effect on the home’s sale price, but listings mentioning “hardwood floors” sold for two percent more than expected. While everyone has different preferences, when it’s time to sell, a listing mentioning hardwood floors may be more likely to catch a future buyer’s eye.”

After analyzing more than 2-million listings, Zillow Diggs found the following features sold homes the fastest–for the most amount of money.

  1. Barn Doors (Click here for inspiration on barn doors)
  2. Shaker Cabinets
  3. Farmhouse Sink
  4. Subway Tiles
  5. Quartz
  6. Craftsman
  7. Exposed Brick
  8. Pendant Light
  9. Frameless Shower
  10. Heated Floors
  11. Stainless Steel
  12. Granite
  13. Backsplash
  14. Tankless Water Heater
  15. Outdoor Kitchen

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.