Even if the horses are gone, people looking to sell their homes should close the barn doors--so that they can be seen and appreciated.
According to a study out Tuesday from the real estate monitoring company Zillow, homes with listings including keywords like “barn door,” “shaker cabinets” and “subway tiles” sell for a price 13% higher than expected. The study analyzed more than 2 million home listings across the United States between January 2014 and March 2016.
From among all 60 terms analyzed, the one that associated with the highest sale premium was “barn doors,’ followed by, in order, shaker cabinet, farmhouse sink, subway tile, quartz, craftsman, and exposed brick.
The study also found that listings with the above keywords sold significantly faster than others. “Barn doors” helped listings move 57 days faster than expected, while shaker cabinets helped them move 45 days faster.