There’s been a lot of talk about the Millennial generation over the last decade as many have been reaching the age of adulthood. Millennials are considered the demographic of individuals born between the early 1980’s and late 90’s or early 2000’s—depending on who you ask.
Whatever your opinion of Millennials may be, there’s no denying that they’re quickly becoming the main players of the home-buying market. The success of a home sale is becoming more and more dependent on how well your property captures their interest. Make sure your house appeals to the largest pool of prospective buyers by taking these steps before you start showing!
1.) Have your home fully finished and staged.
The majority of Millennials are interested in a finished product, not a work in progress. Take care of areas in your house that are in need of sizable improvements and renovations before you list it.
Enlist a modern staging company or use expertly-designed DIY staging packages to make your house feel complete and ready for move-in. Younger buyers are attracted to spaces that already look good. A fully finished and staged home will be much easier for them to picture themselves in than an empty or incomplete property. The return on investment will be well worth it!
2.) Open up your space.
An open floor plan is one of the most essential features Millennial buyers look out for in their quest for homeownership. Present your shared spaces—the living room, kitchen, dining room, etc.—as multifunctional and inviting. Make your home look ideal for entertaining friends and sitting down to get some work done. Millennials are settling down and starting families later in life than older generations. A lot of your potential buyers are going to be more interested in a space that’s conducive to leisure and socializing.
3.) Make it look modern.
Your house is never going to appeal to a younger generation if you don’t modernize it in terms of both style and function. Millennials want a home that’s chic, easy to manage, and energy efficient! Think about investing in some basic smart technology, redesigning with a cool, lowkey color palette, and adding a few eco-friendly features to show off. A control access panel for your lights or a few low-maintenance recycled glass countertops can really boost your property value these days.
Millennial home buyers are going to put a lot of stock in their first impression of your home, which is why it’s important now more than ever to take the time to stage it! At Stage2Go, we offer convenient and stylish furniture and décor packages that will appeal to buyers of all generations. Contact us to learn more about our contemporary and affordable options!