5 Tips to make your listing attractive to young families

December 1, 2016 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Happy family baking cookiesYoung family in Fairfield County[/caption]It doesn’t take too much to impress young families. Take a leaf from our book to discover what it takes to make your listing attractive to this group.

    1. Cater to their DIY attitude.

    Although majority of young homeowners aren’t financially well-suited to fixer-uppers, this type of property still remains popular among the bunch. According to a 2015 study by Houzz, at least 62 percent have renovated their homes.

    That doesn’t mean you should push your fixer-upper down their throats. Appeal to their DIY attitude while balancing their financial reality. You can do this by updating some parts of your home, and leaving other aspects for your potential buyer to fix or renovate.

    2. Lure them in with open kitchens.

    Young homeowners simply don’t have the time for formal dinners—they prefer open kitchens, probably with a kitchen island and some bar seating. This way, they can entertain guests, look after their kids, and make the space feel more inviting.

    If your property has an open kitchen, be sure to highlight this aspect. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and an open one makes it all the more appealing.

    3. Leave some upgrades to your buyers, but handle small repairs.

    Small repairs like replacing electrical socket covers or loose gutter won’t stimulate the creative minds of young homeowners. Addressing such concerns will feel more like a chore than a DIY project. So, handle these repairs. It will be stress-free on your part, as such updates are simple and inexpensive.

    4. Highlight your property’s eco-friendly features.

    Energy-efficient and eco-friendly home features provide relief not only for young parents, but for all home shoppers. Drawing attention to such features can add to your property’s selling points, especially to young families who are looking to cut expenses and provide an eco-friendly environment for their household at the same time.

    5. Invest in a fence.

    Young families will probably have young kids, so investing in one for your property’s backyard will be a wise choice. A fenced backyard to young families will look like a space where kids can play and pets can roam.

Are you looking for more ways to increase your listing’s appeal? We’ve got plenty of tips for you—just check out this page.

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