Use your words


Words matter when it comes to selling your home.

Zillow analyzed more than 60 keywords used in more than 2 million real estate listings between January 2014 and March 2016, and found these buzzwords resonated most with home buyers — and helped homes sell faster and for higher values than expected.

  • Stainless steel
  • Barn door*
  • Quartz
  • Farmhouse sink
  • Granite
  • Shaker cabinet
  • Exposed brick
  • Heated floors
  • Pendant light
  • Frameless shower
  • Subway tile
  • Backsplash
  • Craftsman
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Tankless water heater

*A barn door used inside as a rustic-style sliding door for bedrooms closets, bathrooms, and pantries.

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If you’re updating your home keep these words in mind. In addition to fresh paint and new flooring, features like pendant lights, subway tile, and stainless steel appliances may help your home sell faster and for more money!


Source:’s “Which key words sell homes fastest

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