The latest 2019 statistics reveal existing U.S. annual home sales of over 4.5 million.
But there are some things you can do to make the process quicker and more profitable.
Are you ready to sell your house? Here are 5 key property features that'll help you sell your house faster.
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If you're putting your home up for sale, make sure it's squeaky clean.
Declutter, take down personal photos and clean out closets and drawers. The house should look bright and open.
If your home doesn't have these five features, consider adding a few before you put the house on the market.
1. Hardwood Floors
Most buyers want hardwood floors throughout the house. Hardwood floors look great, hold up well, and are low maintenance.
Are your floors old and outdated? That makes selling harder. Try switching out the ancient living room carpet for nice new hardwoods.
2. Laundry Room and Walk-In Pantry
Most buyers want a dedicated laundry room as well as a walk-in pantry in the kitchen. These reflect the larger trend of buyers looking for more storage.
It's hard adding these features if the home doesn't have them. But sometimes a creative contractor can come up with an inexpensive solution.
Do you have a small unused broom closet near the kitchen? Consider turning it into a big pantry.
3. Energy-Saving Features
Buyers want energy-efficient homes. This includes windows as well as appliances. Energy-Star windows save homeowners anywhere from $126 to $465 per year over standard windows.
Couple the windows with Energy-Star appliances for serious savings on energy bills.
If your appliances and windows aren't Energy-Star, consider replacing them before putting your home up for sale.
4. An Awesome Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home where everyone gathers. When it comes to remodeling, a good kitchen renovation recoups about 62% of the cost on resale.
Most people won't undertake a major renovation right before selling. But an outdated kitchen hurts your chances for a quick home sale. You probably won't get the high-end of your asking price either.
If your kitchen's outdated, think about a low-cost facelift before selling. Upgrade the light fixtures and have the cabinets and walls painted.
Giving the kitchen a fresh new look is inexpensive and could pay off big.
5. Garage with Storage
Americans love their cars, and they like parking them in the garage. A garage is a big selling point. It keeps the cars cleaner and provides extra storage.
If you're lucky enough to have a garage, be sure and highlight it as one of the home's features.
Property Features Homebuyers Love
Every homebuyer is different. But there are some property features that play well for the majority of buyers.
Hardwood floors are always in style. Extra storage in the form of a laundry room, walk-in pantry, and garage are also key selling features.
Homebuyers love energy-efficient windows and appliances too.
If your kitchen is only average, consider some upgrades before putting the house up for sale.
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