These 15 features sell homes the fastest and at the best price

In NYC it's all about exposed brick

New York /
Aug.August 07, 2016 10:13 AM

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 feature topped the list.

Anything craftsman-style, like rectangular farmhouse sinks, also got homes off the market at a premium. And in New York, exposed brick moved apartments.

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:

Outdoor kitchen

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 19

Most common metro: Tampa, Florida

Tankless water heater

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 43

Most common metro: Los Angeles, California

Backsplash

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 46

Most common metro: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Granite

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 38

Most common metro: Dallas, Texas

Stainless steel

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 42

Most common metro: Chicago, Illinois

Heated floors

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 28

Most common metro: Seattle, Washington

Frameless shower

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 38

Most common metro: Dallas, Texas

Pendant light

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 48

Most common metro: Phoenix, Arizona

Exposed brick

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 36

Most common metro: New York, New York

Craftsman

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 14

Most common metro: Seattle, Washington

Quartz

Percent of homes that sell for above expected values: 6 percent

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 50

Most common metro: Los Angeles, California

Subway tile

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 63

Most common metro: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Farmhouse sink

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 58

Most common metro: Los Angeles, California

Shaker cabinet

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 45

Most common metro: Los Angeles, California

Barn door

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

How many days faster than expected the home sells: 57

Most common metro: Phoenix, Arizona


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