The right price is key to luring buyers when you're trying to sell a home. So is what you say. Research firm CoreLogic looked at listings of more than 1 million homes that sold in 2016 to identify phrases associated with a shorter- or longer-than-average time to sell.
Listings that sold the quickest included, in rank order:
Split floorplan (master suite and other bedrooms on separate sides of the house)
New stainless-steel appliances
Those that took longest:
Large walk-in closet
Formal dining room
You'll find many of those features in larger, higher-priced homes, which often take longer to sell than smaller, less expensive ones.
Use the results to guide which features to emphasize or how to update your home for sale. You may want to install a fence or replace countertops with quartz and flooring with natural-stone tile. Both materials are popular for 2017.
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