Home selling features that bring in more money


If you're looking to make more money from selling your home—make it stand out and be like no other on the market.

Zillow found that steam showers bring in the biggest bucks, followed by outdoor kitchens and pizza oven. Homes with steam rooms sold for 29% above their expected value, as well as heated floors and free-standing tubs.

Heritage Texas Properties realtor Lily Jang said lifestyle additions are in competition across the Houston area. One client in Porter had a doozy of a man cave.

“He had a pole in the garage that was turned into a man cave, strobe lights, walk up bar, right next to this $100,000 pool,” said Jang.

However, the return on investment on something like that, won’t compare to what was spent.

She said because of our good weather nearly year-round, people are looking for good outdoor living space.

“They want that outdoor kitchen, they want a pergola, they want the outdoor deck, a space they can call their own outside of an air conditioned home,” said Jang.

She said you will get a return on investment with lifestyle additions that allow you to entertain outdoors.

According to Zillow these 10 amenities help home sell for more than expected:

  1. Chef’s kitchen (21%)
  2. Craftsman style (21%)
  3. Herringbone or parquet floors (21%)
  4. Free-standing tub (21%)
  5. Solar panels (21%)
  6. Coffered ceiling (20%)
  7. Outdoor fireplace (20%)
  8. Carrara marble (19%)
  9. Home theater (19%)
  10. Farmhouse sink (19%)

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