According to a Zillow Research Study: Of all homes listed for sale on Zillow between 2016 and 2017, those mentioning “steam shower” in their listing descriptions earned their sellers a 29% higher sale price than listings that didn’t mention it, the highest premium among more than 100 listing terms analyzed by Zillow. “Professional appliance” came in a close second, also helping sellers cook up a 29% premium over listings that didn’t advertise that feature. “Pizza oven” came in third, netting sellers a 25% premium. That’s a lot of extra dough.
OF COURSE not everyone is looking for those type of items in their to be home. Buyers are looking at different price points they are attracted to – and willing to pay extra for. Among just those homes priced in the bottom one-third of all homes, “solar panel” was the most lucrative feature to advertise in listing descriptions, netting sellers of these homes an extra 40% over other, more entry-level listings that did not advertise them. Among more typical homes priced in the middle segment of the market, a “shed/garage studio” was the biggest draw, helping net sellers a 24% premium.
Among only higher-end homes priced in the top-third of the market, a “sub-zero fridge” proved a valuable investment, netting a 38 percent premium over otherwise high-end listings with more run-of-the-mill refrigerators.
Not all home sellers are trying to maximize profit, and instead aim to minimize the time their home spends on the market. For those with a need for speed, noting “exposed brick” in their listing (assuming their home has it) can put some pep in their sale’s step – listings mentioning the term sold a full two weeks faster in 2016-2017 than those that did not. Advertising “open shelving,”“dual flush” and “mid-century” features also shortened the time spent on market among all homes sold in the last two years by more than 10 days — as did “subway tile,”
What makes a sale speedy differs by market segment.
So keep in mind how you maximize the assets of your home in order to either get the premium price or sell quickly. Hopefully you can do both!
Author:Jim Sfarnas Phone: 513-657-9272 Dated: May 15th 2018 Views: 355 About Jim: My goal as a Realtor is helping people find their perfect place to call home and helping sell their ...
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Putting it Together
Plum Tree Realty is a premier real estate marketing company focused on helping buyers and sellers get the highest level of real estate services. We help home owners, for instance, who have homes for sale in Mason, Ohio to price their homes in a competitive way since the market is growing in such a fast rate in that area. When a buyer is looking for West Chester, Ohio real estate for sale, we can guide them to the very best deals that are available, and we can give them expert advice as they make such a huge purchase. We cover all of the major real estate markets of the Greater Cincinnati including the following hot markets:
Cincinnati, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
West Chester, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Madeira, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Monroe, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Indian Hill, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Hyde Park, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Blue Ash, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
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Liberty Township, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Kenwood, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
Mount Adams, OH Real Estate (homes for sale)
While some people search for homes according to the suburb names, others are very interested in the top school districts in the area such as homes for sale in Mason School District, homes for sale in the Lakota School District, homes for sale in the Wyoming school district, homes for sale in the Sycamore school district, homes for sale in the Monroe School District, and more. Our agents are highly-skilled in placing families in the best school districts in Cincinnati according to the desires of each family involved.
Of course, we also have great skill in helping buyers and investors find foreclosures, short sales, bank owned homes, and other great investment properties in the Greater Cincinnati Metro Area as well. Many of our agents are investors themselves, so they are great at helping other investors be the first one to the "golden egg."
We also have agents who specialize in helping families who are relocating to Cincinnati, Mason, West Chester, Blue Ash, Madeira, and any of the other regions in Southwest Ohio. It's great to have "feet on the ground" when you are looking to make such a move.
Plum Tree Realty has also become quite a favorite company for those who like to try to sell their home as a For Sale By Owner in Cincinnati as well. The reason for this is that we offer a $500 flat-fee listing to home owners who would like to sell as a FSBO, but they would also like to have a presence on the Cincinnati MLS search for homes for sale. Most FSBOs miss that exposure, but for just $500, we can help them get listed on the Cincinnati MLS and find buyers at the speed of ... the internet!
While most brokerages feel they have the best agents in Cincinnati, we truly believe that we are at the top. Many larger companies like Sibcy Cline, Remax (RE/MAX), Coldwell Banker West Shell, Comey & Shepherd, and others are at a size that makes it difficult for them to react to the markets and changing times at a great speed. Since Plum Tree is smaller, we are able to respond to market conditions rapidly and efficiently which gives us a disting market advantage. Remember: "It's not the big who eat the small; it's the FAST who eat the SLOW!"
"After spending a year with two listing agents and brokerages, I listed my home with limited representation to save the traditional listing commission (2-3%), use those savings to lower my list price and be more competitive in a slow market. If you're thinking of selling your own home and are comfortable with handling most aspects of the sale, you owe it to yourself to contact Chris Russell at Plum Tree Realty. They offer a flat fee MLS listing service, coaching and full service representation. You determine the level of service you need and the price paid. Their service is very professional, they do exactly what they say they will and both buyer and seller benefit from the reduced cost of selling your home."