Hope Your Home Sells Big? Folks Love These Amenities

Zillow finds she sheds, steam ovens, and more can offer a big boost to home sale prices
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2023 4:55 PM CDT
That She Shed May Help Your Home Sell for More
Have she shed, will sell.   (Getty Images/HildaWeges)

Looking to put your home on the market? In addition to standard "curb appeal" maintenance you might have to do to boost your house's salability, there might already be a few things that fall in your house's favor, from a buyer's perspective. Real estate company Zillow looked at sales data and listing records for nearly 2 million homes in 2022 to see if more than 270 special features were present, and how that may have affected the final price tag. The site found that certain items can add a nice little premium to the seller's pocket: Homes with a steam oven, for instance, sell for up to 5.3% more than those without—about $17,400 for an average home in the US. Check out what other features could help bring some extra bucks:

  1. Steam oven; 5.3% premium
  2. Pizza oven; 3.7%
  3. Professional appliances; 3.6%
  4. Terrazzo; 2.6%
  5. She shed; 2.5%
  6. Soapstone; 2.5%
  7. Quartz; 2.4%
  8. Modern farmhouse; 2.4%
  9. Hurricane/storm shutters; 2.3%
  10. Midcentury home; 2.3%
Read on to see what features help homes sell more quickly. (More home sales stories.)

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