One way to increase a buyer's interest in your home is to play up the "hot spots" in your house. These are spaces in your home that spark what researchers call "memorable moments."
Features like fire places, high ceilings and built-ins increase a room's appeal. In addition, the most popular areas of a home underscore these three elements: relaxation, socializing, and function. The more a room has of these elements, the better, according to the study.
If you plan to do a bit of repainting before putting your house on the market, consider using a taupe color. Sherwin-Williams named its Poised Taupe as its 2017 Color of the Year.