How Can You Appeal to Millennial Buyers When Selling Your Seattle Home?

Here in the greater Seattle area, we are seeing a lot of first-time home buyers spending $500,000 to $2 million on their very first home. Most of these buyers are millennials. What is the smart way to attract millennial home buyers to your property?

First, find your home’s best angle. While baby boomers may want a 2-car garage, a large kitchen, and extra storage space, millennials have their own wish list. This generation is looking for something different than their parents. They want open floor plans, single-story or split-level home styles, media rooms, and hardwood or tile floors.
You need to market your home to millennial buyers.
Secondly, you need to sell your neighborhood. For many millennials, the neighborhood they live in matters just as much, if not more than the house they live in. They are looking to meet a specific need. Also, be sure to show off environmentally friendly features. It is no secret that this generation is environmentally conscious.

Your home should also be clean and modern. Modern homes are popular with this crowd. However, your home does not need to be brand new or designed by a minimalist architect to appeal to this generation. Some simple home staging or an open house could be all you need to get an offer.

Finally, target online advertising. To find millennial home buyers, you need to put ads where they will find them! Think Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, and Instagram. Millennials are picky about where they get their information, and your agent needs to be truly cutting-edge when it comes to online information about your home.

If you have any other questions, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you.

4 Ways to Determine Your Home’s Value

What methods will help you discover the value of your Seattle home? Ranked from easiest to most difficult, there are four ways to do this.

1. AVM estimates: These are algorithms to estimate a home’s value based on a wide range of data. However, they’re not very accurate. They’re no better than the quality of their data. For example, Zillow is off by as much as 20% about 70% of the time.

2. Comparable Market Analysis or a CMA: This is the most competent, perfected method available. Unlike the AVM, an experienced real estate professional conducts this report.

Never buy or sell a home
without first receiving a CMA.

3. You can calculate your own home value: This is challenging because reliable local data is difficult to find. However, you can find information at firms like DataQuest and CoreLogic. However, avoid falling for deceptive websites that call themselves the MLS. Those are broker websites masking themselves as the MLS!

4. Appraisers: They can provide you with a home value. However, 10 different appraisers can come up with 10 different values.

These are four ways to determine your home’s value. Never buy or sell a home without first receiving a CMA and property history!

Are you thinking about buying or selling a Seattle home? Give me a call or send me an email. I can answer any questions you might have about real estate. Talk to you soon!

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