If you or someone that you know is looking to sell a home, chances are that someone who is part of the millennial generation may end up being one of the potential buyers, especially for beginner homes! This means that you will want to do everything that you can in order to make your home more appealing to them so that they will feel good about home ownership, and particularly about buying your home.
Below we’ll go over ways to make your home more appealing to millennials.
First and foremost, keep in mind that staging the home itself is extremely important. For many millennials, this will be their first time purchasing a home, and taking the time to properly stage it will provide them with a good enough visual on how they will be able to live in it. You will want to declutter and clean all areas, as well as depersonalize as much as possible. Consider staging the home in a minimal fashion, and give all the walls in the home a fresh coat of white paint.
Photos are Key
When listing your home for sale online, be sure that you include photos in the listing. Additionally, ensure that the photos you include are of a good quality. Typically, you should have a camera that has at least five megapixels so that your photos are sure to stand out against other images listed online. If you’re looking to sell a home to millennials, a good place to post your listing is on social media, especially on a platform like Instagram where the focus is entirely on the photos.
Curb appeal is the first impression a potential buyer will have of your home from the street, and many millennials who are looking for homes to purchase want amenities such as decks, fences, and gardens as relaxing outdoor spaces that they will be able to relax in with their friends and family members, or even to spend some time in on their own. Even better, think about some outdoor extras that you could throw in with the home purchase as well. If you have outdoor furniture that you don’t want to take with you to your next home, consider leaving it behind!
Thank you for reading our real estate and homeowners blog! We are Weichert Realtors – Barton Harris & Co., and we’re happy to have helped you learn more about ways to sell your home to millennials.