15 features that sell homes faster and at the best price

Akin Oydele
Thursday 14 April 2016 12:26
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It turns out homebuyers are really into barn doors.

When Zillow looked at design features that sell homes at the best price and with the shortest listing time, that topped the list.

Anything craftsman-style, like rectangular farmhouse sinks, also got homes off the market at a premium.

Zillow Digs screened over 2 million listings for homes sold between January 2014 and March 2016, and looked for the keywords that had the best effect on how much more than the expected price and how much faster they sold.

Here are the top 15 design features:

1) Outdoor kitchen

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Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 3.7%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 19

2) Tankless water heater

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 43

3) Backsplash

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4.1%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 46

4) Granite

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4.1%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 38

5) Stainless steel

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4.2%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 42

6) Heated floors

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4.3%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 28

7) Frameless shower

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Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4.6%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 38

8) Pendant light

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Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4.6%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 48

9) Exposed brick

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Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 4.9%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 36

10) Craftsman

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 5.4%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 14

11) Quartz

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 6.0%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 50

12) Subway tile

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 6.9%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 63

13) Farmhouse sink

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Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 7.9%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 58

14) Shaker cabinet

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 9.6%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 45

15) Barn door

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 13.4%

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 57

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