Selling Your St. Paul Home? Make it Appeal to Millennials

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 2:26pm.

Like it or not, millennials are finally starting to make the transition from renting to owning, ultimately having a big say in current market conditions around the Twin Cities and around the country. And if you’re someone who’s on the fence about selling your St. Paul home, it’s always best to understand the home buyer climate and get a feel for how to market your home to who might be interested in it most. 

Generally speaking, millennials, the generation that was born sometime between 1980 and 1995, tend to look for something affordable, functional, and in a location that’s close to plenty of nearby amenities and attractions. But even if this all sounds like something your home has to offer, it’s still important to make your home as appealing as possible on the inside. 

Rarely do home buyers want a project, and that’s especially true for the millennial generation. If possible, update and stage your home wherever possible to include relatively updated appliances, hardwood flooring, new or freshly painted cabinetry, contemporary furniture, and modern light fixtures. Or in other words, if you’re someone who lives in somewhat of a dated home, ditch the shag carpeting, original appliances, heavy drapes, and wood-panel walls as quickly as possible. 

As home selling experts, we fully understand that furniture and other easily fixable cosmetic issues shouldn’t make or break a deal. But buyers need to visually see themselves living in your home and that’s sometimes hard to do if your home throws them back to the 70s, 80s, and now…even the 90s. 

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