2013 has been a great year for home sales in Bend Oregon and as we move into the fall months many homeowners who are planning on selling their homes are encountering interest in their homes from empty-nesters (parents whose children have grown and moved out of their house) and millennials (people born after 1982) but few homebuyers know what to expect from either group of home buyers since each group has different needs and expectations.
Get To Know Millennials
If a millennial shows up at your open house with their parents or relative is that you should pay as much attention to the parent or relative, as you should to the millennial because, the parent or relative may be the one who will be loaning the millennial the down payment money to obtain the loan for purchasing your home.
It’s also important to remember that when your Realtor lists your home, the listing should highlight all of the technological advances that your home has like: wiring for audio, visual, internet and plenty of space to work from home since most millennials are technologically “savvy” and are looking for the perfect home that will fit “their” lifestyle.
What Are Empty Nesters Looking For?
Empty nesters are looking for homes that offer them many multi-purposes. For example: a bedroom that has plenty of space for a home office, a living room that can also be used for a game room or a garage with plenty of space for a shop.
When marketing a home to empty nesters it’s also important to remember that as empty nesters age, they might not have the same physical abilities as they did when they were younger, so it’s also important to promote attractions that are within walking distance, or close to public transportation, so they can go places without having to drive or rely on others.
To learn more tips about what to expect with millennials or empty nester home buyers, or to view the latest Bend Oregon homes for sale, contact me today by calling (541) 383-1426.