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What Do Home Buyers Want in 2016?

2016 Home Buying TrendsAccording to Redfin, spring is one of the best times for selling your home, and some say that starts right after the Super Bowl! The Redfin Studyanalyzed more than 7 million homes in 2010 through 2014, 39% of homes listed in the spring sold within 30 days, and 15% of them sold for more than list price.”

As we begin this busy time for selling homes, I reached out to Realtor, Liz Facenda of RE/Max Preferred and asked what to expect in 2016 in the Real Estate market and these are her comments:

“Going into 2016 today’s buyers still want a turnkey home that they can move into with a minimal amount of work to do. They are looking for updated kitchens and baths, and primarily low maintenance homes. What they don’t want is to be “tied” to their homes spending all their free time maintaining the home. They are much too busy working, exercising, socializing and starting families.

Buyers are looking for homes that have space for a home office since more millennials are working from home part of the week. They are also looking for eat-in kitchens that flow into the family room for ease of entertaining. Formal dining rooms are still not high on the list of must-haves for these buyers. Instead, they truly want a move-in ready home.”

Based on a study done by Microsoft the digital attention span is now eight seconds, what does this mean to you? The majority of buyers, the millennials, are all online shoppers. They are using online apps and sites and swiping through photo after photo. You will want professional photos, but first you have to display your home in the best way possible always accentuating the positive aspects of your home.

Did you know that the best salesperson in the house is how the furniture is set up? Correctly setting up rooms will take the guess work out of where the prospective buyer will put their furniture. Home staging can help you prepare your home for sale to attract the greatest number of buyers and for top dollar! Click here to learn more about home staging and watch my informational video.

Redesign RightIf you need help with staging your home for sale, give Debbie a call 610.955.8202 or click here to fill out the interest form!

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .

How to Sell Your Home to Millennials

Sold Real Estate Sign.Are you scratching your head wondering what a Millennial is?  These are people who were born around 1982 or after and make up the largest group of today’s home buying consumers.  How does this impact you?  Younger buyers want an updated home and with the majority of the homes available on the market, built in the 1990s, that poses a challenge for home sellers.  With this in mind, if you have an older home and are looking to sell this year due to downsizing or relocation you will want to review these tips to help you in the process.

Millennials are looking for that “Pottery Barn feel” that is updated and clean.  Because of their busy lifestyle they want to move to a home that is in ready condition and tend to shy away from fixer uppers.

Here are five “Must do’s” that will make the biggest selling impact:

  1. Take down outdated wallpaper.
  2. Paint the interior of the home in a neutral color – varying the intensity in some rooms.
  3. Update kitchen and baths (even if it is just changing the counter tops, knobs, and lighting).
  4. Replace outdated and dirty carpets throughout keeping carpet one color.
  5. The best salesman in a room is the way the furniture is placed.  Make sure the key Rooms:  Family room, Living Room, Entrance, Kitchen and Master Bedroom and Bath are professionally staged showing prospective buyers the many possibilities.

Redesign RightI found a fun quiz you can take from the Pew Research Center, How Millennial Are You? – I won’t confess my age! – it was fun, give it a try by clicking here.

If you plan to put your home on the market this year, give me a call 610.955.8202, and I can help you present your home in the best possible way to potential Millennial buyers.

By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and .