5 Tips for Selling Your Home in 2018
With every year comes a new round of homebuyers, from millenials to those looking for a second home or even a home as they enter retirement. This is why it’s crucial to know how to target these groups of people to have success in selling your home in 2018. Here are some tips for selling your home in 2018.
Know how to target the millenials.
Did you know that millenials are currently the largest buyer group? The majority of them are settling down in the suburbs. Despite their preference for suburban neighborhoods, they also want to be able to walk to neighborhood spots, such as cafes, grocery stores and other amenities. Millenials are also looking for smaller homes that have an open floor plan. If you don’t have the budget for knocking down a wall, hire a home stager that can help your home feel more spacious. This demographic is also looking for eco-friendly updates, such as solar panels and storm windows.
Don’t forget about seniors.
Experts say that seniors are becoming more interested in living at home. To cater to this buyer group, you can update your home with universal design features. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘universal design,’ this basically means that the home is suitable for those with all needs, specifically those with mobility difficulties or vision impairment.
Up your tour game.
Selling your home in 2018 will be much easier if you up your home tour game! Instead of solely relying on listing photos or the in-person home showing, drone tours offer another way for buyers to view your home as they get a more aerial view of your property and its surroundings. This can be very beneficial for those who want to highlight their stunning landscaping or their proximity to natural areas.
Ensure your home is compatible with smart home features.
With devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, buyers looking for a home in 2018 are also hoping to connect their current devices to their new home. Don’t make the mistake of only having your home compatible with Apple products or solely Google products. Being compatible with one or the other decreases your pool of buyers.
Get your home preinspected.
Why wait for the buyer to order an inspection on your home and be surprised at repairs last minute? Save yourself—and the future buyer—from the grief by having your home inspected before you list so that you can repair any damage. Getting your home inspected ahead of time also shows initiative on your part, which makes your home more attractive in the buyer’s eyes.