If you're planning on listing a home for sale, targeting first-time home buyers could be a great marketing move. This group of buyers is typically very motivated, but they're usually looking for some specific features for their first home. Before putting your home on the market, you can make it more attractive for first-time buyers by keeping a few tips in mind.
Here are four tips for appealing to first-time home buyers when putting up a home for sale:
- Keep it Neutral: Buyers are more likely to fall in love with a place if they can imagine projecting their own life and personality into it. Paint the walls a neutral color that won't get in the way of your buyers' imaginations, and try to put away as many of your own family photos as possible.
- Take Care of Repairs: First-time homeowners are often skittish about renovations and some of the other responsibilities that come with buying a home. If you take care of any necessary repairs and minor improvements before listing a home for sale, those who have never owned a home before will certainly take notice.
- List Included Appliances: People who are buying a home for the first time usually want the shortest to-do list possible. When you list your home, describe exactly which appliances will be included with the property and replace outdated fixtures if they're on their last legs.
- Create Curb Appeal: While outside appeal is always important, it may be even more so with first-time buyers who usually aren't looking to engage in extensive landscaping projects. Just trimming back bushes and putting down some fresh turf can completely reinvent the exterior of your home.
Serving clients throughout the Tri-state area from their offices in Port Jervis, NY, the real estate professionals at ERA Meloi Realty have the expertise to help you list and market your property for the fastest sale possible. Visit their website to learn more about what sets this widely respected agency apart, follow their Facebook for more tips, or call (845) 856-4492 to discuss listing your home for sale today.