How Can I Make My Home Attract Millennial Buyers?

Millennials are becoming an important segment of the home buying market. What can you do make your home more attractive to these buyers? Here are four things that Millennials are looking for in a home: 

1. Rooms with modern functionality. Millennials are not looking for generic rooms, but rather media rooms as opposed to living rooms, spas instead of bathrooms, and studios in place of garages. Closet space and open floor plans are also a must.

2. High-efficiency, low-maintenance landscaping. Millennials aren’t interested in things like elaborate gardens that require a lot of outside work, but fun landscaping embellishments like hammocks could potentially catch a Millennial’s eye.

3. Storage options. In our area, big storage spaces are an absolute must for Millennials as well as military buyers.

4. Walkability. Though it’s a bit difficult to come by in our area, Millennials enjoy convenience and being close to communities with nearby stores, restaurants, and bike paths. Clarksville is working on expanding our downtown area, which will allow more access to these kinds of amenities for potential buyers.
Open floor plans are a must!
If you have any other questions about how to improve your home to appeal to Millennials based on these suggestions, please give me a call or send me an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

How We Helped David Bryant by Giving Him the Right Insight to Upgrade His Home

Very Professional and very knowledgeable. They had a great team from start to finish with all of the different individuals whether it be the ones that were prepping you, or showing the house, or helping you make arrangements and suggestions for upgrades. It was an all-around great experience on how they treat the customer and how they give you the right direction for when you are trying to sell your home because it was my first time selling a home so it was all new to me. And they made the process easy to understand. They helped me be able to take all of my upgrades that I was paying a lot out of pocket for and incorporate those in a final closing cost and be able to be reimbursed for the upgrades I had to pay out of pocket initially upfront. Everything they suggested, as far as upgrading whether it be the lighting fixture or hardware or flooring, helped the house tremendously become more visible. There were several showings and once I made all of their suggestions that they talked about complete, the house sold rather quickly.

 David Bryant - Home Seller

Don't Show Your Hand When Selling Your Home

As a seller, there are certain things you should never say when selling your home.

For starters, I always encourage my sellers to leave their home when a buyer is coming to see it. I do caution, not to leave until the buyer arrives, because sometimes they don't show up. When I was selling my house, for example, when a buyer showed up for a viewing, they'd come in one door and I'd leave out another.

If you happen to be there, you have to be cautious as a seller. Most of the questions they'll ask are public information, but they're also there with an agent, who will also be asking questions. If you answer certain questions, you may not realize you're giving away information. They may ask about sales price, and how long the home has been for sale. That's public information, but you don't need to give that out. A seller might say "It's been on the market for sale for X amount of time and I really wish this house would sell," giving the agent leverage.

The standard answer should be, "You need to talk to my Realtor."

Don't say anything that
gives away your position.

It's the same with questions about your motivation to sell. It might be a divorce, or job transfer, or anything really - the agent is fishing for information. They'll take these things into consideration when writing their offer. Another common question agents will ask is if you're considering any price reductions. Can you believe they even ask this? You'd be surprised what buyers ask. Again, your standard answer should be, "You need to talk to my Realtor." Remember, they're working for their buyer.

You may also be asked how many offers you've received. You don't want to give your position away, because we want to get the highest possible price for your home.

Those are just a few things to avoid saying when you sell your home. There are many more things that could jeopardize your sale. For a full rundown of ways to protect yourself when listing a home, give us a call. We'd love to talk to you about the rest of our tips.