Four Features That Sell Homes More Quickly


(While price, location and condition are naturally high on buyers’ “must-have” lists, there are a number of other features that will help sell homes fast.

These traits set a great home apart from just any home, which means the property could move off the market quickly.

Here are four of the most “sellable” features:

(1) A clean inspection
A smart buyer will have a home inspection completed before closing on a purchase. However, a smart seller may choose to inspect the home prior to listing, because a clean inspection report can be one of the most attractive features of a home.

From a seller’s perspective, a home inspection will either identify any problems before buyers take a look, or confirm that the home is in tip-top shape. Sellers who get out in front of any problems will remain in control of the process. For example, a buyer who has an inspection completed – and finds a fault – will be the one with leverage to negotiate down the price. So, a proactive, positive inspection will help sell the home fast.

(2) Energy efficiency
The next home feature that makes for a quick sale is energy efficiency. Energy Star appliances, from a refrigerator to a washing machine, mean the next owner will have lower utility bills and a friendlier impact on the environment. The same can be said for energy-efficient windows and doors, which do a great job of controlling temperatures during the hot and cold months.

No matter the feature, emphasizing energy efficiency will make a home more attractive to buyers.

(3) A renovated kitchen
Perhaps the most popular room in any home, the kitchen has to be top-notch. A seller with an updated, spacious kitchen will often be able to sell their home faster. New cabinets, a kitchen island and stainless steel appliances are all popular among homeowners today. If a big renovation isn’t in the budget, simply having a clean, fresh and attractive kitchen will often do the trick.

(4) Storage space
The final sellable feature on this list is storage space. Homeowners love options, from a walk-in closet to a spacious garage. Highlighting the number of closets, the size of those closets and the variety of other storage spaces – from garages to attics and basements – will attract many more buyers.

For sellers, the goal is to make a home stand apart from the crowd. What makes it so special? Any of these four elements can all do the job, bring in more potential buyers and help the home sell fast.

HMSNational_Project Payoffs_3_300-01

Brought to you by our preferred Partner, HMS Home Warranty.  HMS is an industry leader with over 30 years of creating success for clients and providing peace of mind for customers.  To learn more click www.hmsnational.com

One thought on “Four Features That Sell Homes More Quickly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s