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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 7/9/2020

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When you list your home for sale, you are setting it up to sell to a wide range of buyers. Chances are the person who buys your home is not going to be the same as you, and often they will belong to a completely different generation. For example, if you’re prepping to sell your starter home, you may find that it’s a retiree who is looking to downsize that finds it most appealing. Staging your home to sell well requires staging it to appeal to a variety of buyers, across different generations. These tips can help.

Choose Luxury Upgrades When Possible

If your kitchen cabinets need an upgrade, for example, you aren’t going to sway every potential buyer with just a fresh coat of paint. Choosing luxury upgrades when they are within your budget will make the home appealing across generations.

Add Conveniences

Younger buyers and older buyers all appreciate modern convenience. Updated appliances, technology-friendly additions, smart thermostats, and energy-efficient upgrades are all the types of things buyers want, regardless of their age. These types of conveniences will also make your home more appealing to older buyers who are more choosy when they shop for a home.

Create a Home Office

Both young buyers, who may anticipate work-from-home options while their children are little, and older buyers, who no longer need a lot of bedrooms, appreciate the convenience of a home office. Take inventory of your home, and consider if there is a part of it that you could transform to be a home office.

Choose Paint Colors Carefully

If you’re going to give the house a fresh coat of paint, choose wisely. Millennials and other young buyers tend to move towards white and gray color schemes, while older buyers often opt for neutral tones. Choose a white and gray color palette, but keep it on the lighter end to capture a neutral vibe that will appeal to a broad range of folks.

Create Open Spaces

While you don’t necessarily want to tackle a demo job, if you have spaces in your home that you can open up by moving your furniture placement, do it. It will make the space feel larger and invite people from any generation to feel more at home. It also creates images of fun family get-togethers, which both older buyers and younger ones appreciate.

Staging a home to appeal to multiple generations is not difficult, but it does require a little planning. By putting in the effort before you list, you will increase the chances of a fast, successful sale by opening the door to more potential buyers.




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Posted by Shellye Blake REALTOR® on 5/14/2020

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Sellers of luxury properties have more concerns about selling than sellers of properties that are not considered luxury homes. Because of the amount of money involved in the transaction, selling a luxury home has additional hurdles. Our real estate agents help you get over some of these hurdles.

My House is Unique — How Will You Price It?

When a home is so unique that there is nothing like it in the neighborhood, we, as real estate agents, have to do a little more work to recommend a selling price. We start out with comparables, just like with any other house. Then, the agent must know the value of other amenities in the home and on the property and adjust the price accordingly. Additionally, the agent must know and understand what is in the current inventory of available luxury homes. We then create a buyer profile that leads to a fair evaluation of your home.

How Long Will It Take to Sell My House?

This question is easier to answer when someone is selling a house that is not a luxury home. Because of the cost of a luxury home, buyers are limited, which means that it might take longer to sell a house. However, we have a list of luxury buyers looking for a specific property. In addition to listing your home the traditional way on the MLS, we also target our list of luxury buyers. Because a luxury home is in a category all its own, it doesn’t necessarily follow the market. Sometimes luxury homes sell quickly in a buyer’s market, and sometimes you need a seller’s market.

I Need an Exceptional Buyer for My Exceptional House: How Do You Find the Right Buyer?

Luxury properties need just the right buyer. Real estate agents that specialize in luxury homes have a list of contacts including previous buyers, firms, brokerages, professionals and current buyers looking for luxury homes. As soon as your house becomes available, we send the listing out to this list. We are always adding to our list of luxury buyers, so we continually send out the listing as our list of luxury buyers is updated.

Should I Wait Until the Market is a Seller’s Market to Sell My House?

Not necessarily. Luxury buyers do not always follow the market because the number of luxury homes is always lower than the number of non-luxury homes available. If you have a luxury ranch home on 20,000 acres, the market might be a buyer’s market because it’s flooded with inventory, but you might have one of a few large ranches available. If several people are looking for a ranch of this size, your home could sell quickly. Our luxury home listing agents look for the unique in your home and use it to market your home.




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