How to Sell Your Home to Young Professionals
When you put your home on the market to sell, you should know that the next owner will likely be younger than you are. That’s why you should stop thinking about what you like or want in a home and start thinking about what buyer will want.
Stick with warm, neutral walls. If the target demographic for the area is young families, or young professionals, choose a wall color accordingly. Try for warm grays, or neutrals. Certain colors these days like grays allow potential homeowners to envision bringing in complementary colors and clean-lined furnishings to make it their own.
Invest in white cabinetry. Many home buyers younger prefer white or off-white cabinets. If your kitchen cabinetry is dark, it is time to paint it. There are many color options to choose from, and you can look through magazines or online to see what colors will look nice.
Younger home buyers will want stainless steel appliances. Before putting it on the market, this is an absolute must. Younger buyers will almost certainly walk away without them.
Countertops. Granite and stone countertops are just as important to young buyers as stainless steel appliances. It will absolutely make the difference between whether they buy your home, or the one down the block. Go with a light color to be on the safe side.
Open up your shower space. Young professionals love large, open glass showers. Whirlpool tubs are also a big selling point.
Keep it simple. People with young kids are less likely to want a fixer-upper. If your target demographic is young families, make sure your home is ready to move in, with no repairs or updates needed.
If your home does need vast repairs, it probably isn’t worth fixing up the whole house just to sell it. Instead, list it as the “fixer upper” that it is. If your neighborhood is becoming full of young professionals, there may be some appeal to this type of home, as long as it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.