What You Need to Know About the Younger Home Buyer

The younger home buyer. If you are considering selling your home, it’s time to start thinking about THEM rather than YOU. Most of the time, THEY are the target demographic when marketing your home. And you realize that selling your home is about marketing a product, right?

what you should know about younger home buyer


If you aren’t taking the time to consider what the younger generation wants or expects in their next home, you may not sell your property as quickly or for as much money as you would like.

A few years ago Houzz.com, a community of more than 35 million homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals asked me to write a series of articles for them about home staging.

This staging article I wrote about appealing to the younger home buyers has been particularly popular across the internet for several years, and hundreds of comments later, it’s just as relevant today as it was the day I wrote it:


7 Tips to Selling Your Home to a Younger Home Buyer

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find the full article here

The one thing we can count on is change, right? If you are putting your home on the market this year, make sure you read the article above in order to get the most out of your sale. I’m pleased to announce that my business has been awarded Best of Design and Best of Service for the second year in a row! You can check out my profile and portfolio on Houzz here.

2016 Houzz Awards Decorologist


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8 thoughts on “What You Need to Know About the Younger Home Buyer

  1. Sondra says:

    I am selling my home in the greater Louisville KY area soon. I am wondering if the “gray” color scheme is still spot on like your article stated?

      • LW says:

        I’ve been looking at houses w my sister, who is in the market for a new house. the ones that are freshly painted in light to light/medium grays REALLY stand out. The beiges and off whites look washed out even if fresh, and too often have that awful pink undertone. Today we saw a house with a sign on the master bath sinks saying that they are about to replace the sink, with a beige one!! Ugh. I wanted to leave an answer saying please don’t.

  2. Corine says:

    Our home is 10 years old and we are planning to sell in the next couple months. We have a corner jetted tub in our master bathroom. The tub is in perfect condition and working order. Do you think it would be with the expense to replace it with a free standing tub to give it a more modern/higher end look?

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Corine, if it’s in perfect condition, then I wouldn’t recommend replacing it to sell your house. I’d focus on doing a few on-trend upgrades on less expensive items like light fixtures, faucets, or cabinetry handles.

  3. Kelly says:

    I remember that article you wrote- so true! Most buyers are younger and you have to keep that in mind when getting your home ready for sale! Common sense!
    Congrats on your awards again this year- you deserve them!

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