Almost everyone knows that homes with nice kitchens typically sell faster and for more money than comparable homes with small or dated kitchens… but the hottest home features have been changing now that a younger generation has been coming into the home-buying market.
If you own a midsized home (especially in a hot suburban real estate market like Donelson, you may be selling to a younger demographic. Millennials have begun entering the home-buying market and, according to a recent Trulia survey, are specifically interested in homes between 2,000 and 2,600 square feet. If your house already includes these five features, you’re in luck: Your house has the amenities this group will be looking for by 2018, when 72% of people between the ages of 18 and 34 plan to buy a home. These hot features and amenities will help you sell your home fast, and how you can renovate your home now to be ready to sell in a few short years.
5 Amenities to Help Your Home Sell Fast!
Great balcony. If you’ve got a balcony with a view, you’re golden — 60% of millennials put this at the top of their lists!
Backyard porch or deck. Few things disappoint a millennial more than discovering their otherwise-perfect dream home has no back deck.
Gourmet kitchen. Remodeling your kitchen can be a great way to see a sizable ROI and will keep your home attractive to buyers in a competitive market — 53% of young buyers surveyed are interested in gourmet kitchens.
Open floor plans. If you have an open floor plan, you’ll attract 45% of millennials, who use the space for socializing while cooking, keeping an eye on the kids, and having a more impressive entertaining space. Plus, the open floor plan lets in more light, which makes your house show better.
Garden space. Besides posting pictures on social media of their homegrown produce, large numbers of millennials are truly interested in getting back to nature and living a simple, healthy lifestyle.