I found a recent article in The MReport about what features buyer’s are looking for when purchasing a home.  I thought I would share this because I was surprised by some of the results.  Please share your thoughts!  I can’t say I agree with all of them, but they say numbers don’t lie!

The Features Behind Sellable Homes

When Americans buy a house, how homey it looks at a showing can have a huge effect on the sale price. That’s down to the color of the kitchen cabinets and the presence of outdoor showers, according to reports by Zillow and

According to Zillow’s 2018 Paint Color Analysis, the very color of the paint on the features in a house can add significantly to the final sale price. The analysis measured photos from 135,000 home sales to see how colors affected the price.

The verdict: “Homes with black front doors, tuxedo kitchen cabinets, and periwinkle blue bathrooms sell for as much as a $6,000 premium,” Zillow reported. “Tuxedo kitchens, or kitchens where the upper and lower cabinets are painted in two different colors, sell for a $1,547 premium. White cabinets contrasted by a dark navy blue or black kitchen island were some of the most common tuxedo kitchens in top-performing listings.”

“For a seller, painting a front door is one of the least expensive home prep projects, but also one that can have a powerful impact on a home’s sale price,” said Kerrie Kelly, a Zillow home designer. “While cool, neutral wall colors like tan and light blue are still popular, we’re seeing a notable shift in home design where pops of color—particularly in darker hues of blue and gray to even black—are becoming increasingly popular. Contrasting colors, especially in kitchens and home exteriors add interest and dimension to a room that plays very well in listing photos and videos.”

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