3 Fast Fixes for the Home Features Millennial Buyers Hate
When it comes to selling a house, you want to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Today that means millennials. By early 2019, they represented 42% of all new home loans. While there are definitely upgrades that sellers can make to catch the eye of millennial home buyers, there are also some home features that are known to send millennial buyers running. Here’s what repels millennial home buyers and how to fix these problems with minimal money and effort:
1. Wood cabinets in the kitchen
Interior decor choices might seem trivial, but they can have a big impact on buyers. For instance, Yuri Blanco, the owner of Re/Max Executives in Idaho, says that old-fashioned wood cabinetry in the kitchen is a huge turnoff for most millennial home buyers.
“Millennials aren’t looking for oak cabinets like we saw in the 20th century,” she says. “They like more clean lines and cabinets with flat doors.”
The fast fix: If your budget doesn’t allow for tearing out dated cabinets, there’s still hope. Consider other ways to update the kitchen, such as sanding and painting the existing cabinetry.
2. Closed floor plans
Blanco says the classic closed floor plan is a turnoff for most millennials, and suggests that sellers take whatever steps necessary to fix the issue.