11 Features That Can Make Your Home Sell Faster

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The formerly hot housing market is showing signs of cooling off.

Sales of existing homes in March 2019 were down 4.9% from the previous month, and all home sales were down 5.4% from a year ago, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. While parts of the Midwest and California still have plenty of strong real estate markets, it’s a different story in much of the Southeast.

So how do you make your house stand out in a crowd?

You could start by making sure your property has all the features homebuyers want most. For its 2019 What Home Buyers Really Want report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveyed recent and prospective homebuyers to pinpoint features they deemed essential or desirable.

Based upon their report, here are the top 11 features that many homebuyers want to see at your open house, from good features to those most desirable of all.

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