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8 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster

8 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster

When it comes to the discerning luxury homebuyer, certain features tend to stand out among the rest before closing on a higher price tag. From spa-like bathrooms to retractable glass walls, these are a few of the top features and amenities that will likely lower the number of days your residence spends on the market this year.

Retractable glass walls. A downtown or lake view is best enjoyed by retractable glass walls that seamlessly merge indoor and outdoor living. “Light-filled” and “bright” are two of the most common keywords searched by luxury homebuyers in the market for a new abode and glass walls enable homes to have that trendy editorial-modern look.

High ceilings. Nothing opens up a space like high ceilings. Vaulted ceilings are especially common in Austin architecture and seem to add an air of luxury to even the most simple design. A small price increase can often be justified by ten-to-thirteen-foot ceilings!  

Quartz countertops. This gorgeous natural stone is harder than granite and resists stains more than marble, making it one of the most increasingly-used materials in kitchen design. Not only is it a reliable choice for everyday convenience, but it also works well with visually interesting backsplashes, pops of color and reclaimed wood.

Butler’s pantries. Not only do butler’s pantries offer extra convenience in any home, but a creative space off the kitchen that also features a wine cooler, ice maker or separate dishwasher is ideal for homebuyers that enjoy entertaining. Having a butler’s pantry or in-home bar can definitely lower the number of days a home is likely to be on the market.

Guest houses. Whether it’s an attached mother-in-law suite, garage apartment or detached carriage house, guest houses are among the most sought-after features for homebuyers of all types. Having a space like this adds immense value to any property since it can also be used as a studio, party space or short-term rental as well.

Spa-like bathrooms. Master suites with spa-like bathrooms are becoming a must for luxury homebuyers, who are evermore looking for spaces that feature things like free-standing soaking tubs, steam showers and divisive additions with fireplaces. Dual toilets, sinks and closets are also in high demand due to the space and privacy they offer in a master suite.

Smart-home technology. App-based automation systems that offer the ability to play music, close window treatments, access footage from security cameras and adjust the thermostat are among the most popular tools homebuyers are looking for if there’s an interest in smart home technology. There’s something to be said for a home that offers helpful living!

Three or four-car garages. Not only are three and four-car garages becoming a necessity for families, but there’s something to be said for residences that offer a creative space to showcase impressive auto accolades such as converted barns and in-home showroom spaces.

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