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16 Sizzle Features To Add To Your Property Rehab Checklist

Written by JD Esajian

Key Takeaways

  • Installing a 40″ fridge as opposed to a standard size when rehabbing a property will entice homeowners to pay more.
  • Properties with artificial turf can save homeowners up to 50 percent on their monthly water bill.
  • Eclectic tile choices in the master or guest bath is slated to be one of the hottest trends of 2017.

They say the “sizzle sells the steak,” and this same principle holds true in the world of real estate investing. If your property rehab checklist doesn’t have certain sizzle features — that appeal to a homebuyer’s emotions and let them imagine themselves living in your listing — you’ll not only be walking away from potential profits, but decreasing the chances of a quick sale.

But which sizzle features should you focus on when rehabbing homes? When rehabbing an investment property, which area of the house is most important? And while compiling your rehabbing house checklist, which areas provide the biggest return on investment (ROI).

Here are 16 sizzle features that will wow your homebuyers and may prove to be the most valuable additions to your property rehab checklist.

Kitchen Sizzle Features to Add to Your Property Rehab Checklist

The kitchen is arguably the most important — and profitable — part of a property for a real estate investor. Though a total remodel may be called for, and can sometimes be quite a good investment, with even a few accents and sizzle features you can turn a simple place where the food is prepared into a vibrant, modern area that homebuyers fall in love with.
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Bathroom Sizzle Features to Add to Your Property Rehab Checklist

Nothing catches the eye of a prospective homebuyer like a fresh, modern bathroom (especially in the master bath and powder room areas). And while areas such as the kitchen and floor plan may require serious expense for folks real estate rehabbing, with a few simple sizzle feature add-ons you can turn your property’s bathrooms into something homebuyers will be talking about long after they see your listing.
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Master Bedroom Sizzle Features to Add to Your Property Rehab Checklist

Upgrading a master bedroom is usually money well spent for an investor rehabbing houses. That’s because it’s where the homebuying decision-makers will carve out their private space. And with a few choice bedroom sizzle feature you can help homebuyers imagine themselves living in your property — and make the sale of your listing that much easier.
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Exterior Sizzle Features to Add to Your Property Rehab Checklist

Curb appeal is about fare more than a coat of paint and swept driveway. It’s about providing would-be homebuyers alternative ways to enjoy the outdoors, all within the confines of their own home. Luckily, you don’t have put in an Olympic-sized pool to see lasting results in this area. (Just a couple summer home improvement projects will do the trick.) For those learning how to rehab a house on a budget, by adding a few sizzle features to the exterior you can create a lasting impression for would-be hombuyers. (And hopefully a bidding war as well.)
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