How to Make Your Older Home Appeal to Younger Buyers

Written by Posted On Monday, 13 January 2014 14:03

A location that is close to the city center attracts many younger buyers to older neighborhoods. Today's younger home buyers want to be closer to the workplace, closer to their kids' schools, and closer to the action of the downtown area. Older neighborhoods also offer young buyers an established area where they can watch their families grow.


If you are looking to attract this type of buyer to your home, there are many things that you can do to make your home more attractive to a young buyer. Below is a list of things that will help your home sell.


Unleash the Power of Paint


One of the first things you should do when getting your home ready to sell to a younger client is to invest in a fresh coat of paint that is warm and neutral. Since many younger buyers have a style that tends to be classified as modern, this type of approach is appropriate since it will match with most of their furnishings.


These types of warm grays also allow potential homeowners to envision complimentary colors in the space that can be introduced through art work, floor rugs, or other items. A clean and inviting room with warm colors can also utilize existing natural lighting that is in the room to make it feel bigger.


Focus on the Kitchen


An area of the home that can bring back a large return on investment when attracting a younger home buyer is the kitchen. Today's young buyer is looking for quality throughout the kitchen and they want to see a space that has been thoughtfully upgraded. One way to compliment the warm colors mentioned above is to offset it with white cabinetry.


This is a stunning look that makes a kitchen feel bright and clean. A homeowner can also save money this way since painting and refinishing a cabinet face can be a fraction of the price of trying to replace all of your cabinetry. Updated appliances and stone counter tops are also major selling points for young buyers who envision themselves spending a lot of time in the kitchen.


Make Your Space Feel Open


Older homes tend to be smaller than the newer homes on the market today, so you need to show a young homeowner how they can maximize the limited space that they are given. One way to do this is to open the space up by taking down walls where possible. If this is not possible, try to use colors that make your home feel like they flow well and rearrange furniture to create flow.


When All Else Fails


Selling your older home to a younger buyer makes sense for many homeowners. Warm colors, an updated kitchen, and a sensible floor plan are important to today's younger buyers and they help a seller obtain top dollar from a younger customer. The changes mentioned above are not difficult to implement and they will make a dramatic impression on young buyers who come through your home.

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