Home Updates That Help Attract Young Buyers

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    Display Amenities that Will Attract Young Homebuyers

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    Helpful tips for appealing to newlywed buyers. Getty Images

    Many homebuyers are purchasing houses today are younger and just married. They are very tech savvy and have grown up with the latest technologies. Research shows that most young people buying their first homes today are also single women, newlyweds, and mobile professionals. Buyers in their 20s and 30s comprise a large part of the market, so that’s the group to target. As homebuyers evolve, so should your home. If you’re looking to attract newlywed buyers, carry out these home updates.

    Remove Unattractive Aspects in your Home

    Every homeowner has unattractive aspects to their homes. These can be unsightly furniture, dated appliances, or unattractive window treatments. Interestingly, the more people live in a home, the more accustomed they become to its belongings. Unattractive items can even begin to look appealing. However, young homebuyers can spot such items a mile away. Fortunately, there are many ways to fix the problem spots in a home. If your kitchen cabinets are made from oak, paint them white or a neutral color. If your bathroom is outdated, clean it thoroughly and add white or neutral towels and complimentary bath accessories. Dated wallpaper should be replaced with paint and unfashionable window treatments replaced with new ones.

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    Create a Man Cave or Craft Room for Buyers' Hobbies

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    Create a Man Cave or Craft Room

    Appeal to new buyers by relating to their hobbies and interests. Craft rooms and man caves are great for those who need a place of their own. Both type rooms give a place to relax and unwind after a long day at work. The best thing about them is that they have many health benefits. It is also said that they can improve a marriage because they help couples to relax and de-stress making them happier and more willing to listen. If you are targeting newlywed buyers, create a man cave or craft room. You can convert your basement or attic if you are limited for space. Potential buyers will know you had them in mind as you refurbished your home.

    Embrace Technology

    Technology is a vital part of our lives hence transforming your home into a “smart home” is a good investment. Some of the things that can increase your home’s tech IQ include automated appliances, door sensors, smart lighting, and self-programming thermostats. If you have a small budget, choose the most effective gadgets. If you can afford to splurge, don’t limit technology to one room. You can transform your entire home into a “smart home.” Before you install tech devices, make sure your home has wireless internet connection. It is an inexpensive way to connect your gadgets to the internet and each other without filling your home with cables.

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    Use Appealing Colors that will Entice Young Couples

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    Use a color palette that appeal to young buyers. Getty Images

    Use Appealing Colors

    Use appealing colors to pull in the outdoors, or to relate to the geographic location of your home. In large, metropolitan areas, stagers no longer use neutral hues like beige and white. They use vibrant colors and eclectic décor. However, if you don’t live near an urban area, stick to the neutrals because you might drive buyers away. As well, be aware of photogenic colors. Steer clear of dark colors like red and maroon because they look horrible in real estate photos. Repaint green and purple walls and show off your home’s beautiful flooring by getting rid of wall-to-wall carpeting. Also, remove traces of pets because buyers don’t want to know whether you are a pet lover or not.

    It’s been said time, and again that proper staging can help you to sell your home quicker and for a higher price. This is the sheer truth. However, you have to know your buyers so as to draw them in with staging. In recent years, home staging has become savvier and zeroes in on what buyers want. While tried and tasted basics are still applicable, try these home updates for a quick and profitable sale.