Here are 5 tips help make your home more appealing to millennials:
The younger generation loves the idea of being able to walk to grab a cup of coffee or some dinner. If you have favorite spots nearby, leave a list for potential buyers so they can see how walkable the neighborhood is. If you don’t live near shopping or dining, you can showcase nearby parks or trails to help appeal to millennials.
Nothing says millennial quite like a smart house. While it’s not imperative to have your house fully automated, it’s a nice touch to add in a few pieces of technology. Two easy to add ideas are a connected thermostat and smart outlets, specifically with USB ports added. These are DIY projects that will help appeal to younger buyers.
Millennials are looking for a home for their dog, which means they need to see some top notch outdoor space. Even if you don’t have an expansive backyard, you can make your outdoor space feel homey by adding seating, a freestanding fire pit and a grill. If you make the outside look like part of the living space, potential buyers will be more inclined to see it as such.
Whether you consider it a fad or are actively trying to improve the world, there’s no doubt the next generation of home buyers likes the idea of being green. Energy efficient appliances, new windows and tankless water heaters are just a few of the ways you can make your home appear more environmentally friendly and in turn appeal to millennial buyers. Before you sell, these upgrades will help decrease your utility costs, and when it’s time to sell they may help increase your bottom line.
Add a Home Office
The work from home trend continues to gain momentum and millennials are enthusiastic to jump on board. If you have a 3 or 4 bedroom home, consider staging a bedroom as a home office to appeal to this new generation. People who work from home love the idea of a separate home office but often aren’t able to envision it on their own. If you don’t have an extra bedroom try to find a space in the living or family rooms to create an office before you list.
Although you may not be able to understand the next generations motives you can now confidently prepare your home to appeal to them. If you have any other staging or listing questions, contact your agent today!