10 Upgrades That Millennials Almost Require Before They Will Buy a Home…

Millennials make up almost half (42%) of all new home loans. If you are thinking about selling your home in the next 5 years, you might consider taking the steps to make your home appealing to these buyers. Fortunately for you, there are many simple and budget-friendly upgrades you can do to attract younger buyers. Here are some tips to draw them in and sell your home quick!…

Home Office

A home office as working remotely is on the rise for all generations including millennials. More than 13 million Americans work from home. Creating a live-work space by staging a home office will attract buyers. The space does not have to be big but if there’s a place for one in your home, consider adding it. You may even stage a home office in what might have been used as a formal dining room, small bedrooms, or bonus rooms. Regardless of where you set it up, it is sure to help millennial buyers picture themselves living in your home.

Smart Homes / Kitchens / Bathrooms

Smart home technology is the obvious must but there are many different types so which should consider upgrading in your home? Appliances like smart thermostats, doorbells, lighting, and more that can be monitored and changed from apps are favorites. Connectivity is everything. But you should know, millennials do not want technology that require monthly subscriptions— low cost is preferred.

Energy Efficient Homes / Kitchens / Bathrooms

Energy-efficient everything especially appliances are a huge selling point. Millennials find eco-friendly products and materials very important. Non-toxic paint and energy star appliances will help you sell to younger buyers.

Media Rooms

Media rooms to gather with friends. When staging your home, highlight how a space can be used to hang with family and friends. Millennials enjoy quality time with those close to them so when house shopping, they are looking for places where they can entertain and be together.

USB Outlets

USB outlets are a new trend. Install USB outlets in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens if you hope to appeal to millennials. In a world of smart phones and tablets, these outlets serve as accessible charging ports. Add at least one to your home where buyers will see it— such as the kitchen. It is sure to impress!

Neutral Colored Homes / Kitchens / Bathrooms

Neutral colors on the walls. Soft, light neutrals, particularly shades of gray and creams attract younger buyers. These not only look good but also will match most décor.

Modern Design 

Modern design elements will impress millennial buyers. Cabinet upgrades and other built-in features should have a modern sleek and simple design are most sought after.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living spaces are an extension of indoor living spaces. Creating a backyard that is designed to gather around a fire pit with space for a garden and space for pets is desirable. These spaces should be less elaborate and more low-maintenance. It is also important that your home has curb appeal but again, keep it simple and low-maintenance.

Garage Electric Outlets

Garage outlets as millennials are more likely to carry smart technology out into the garage by purchasing electric vehicles. This increases the importance of having power outlets in the garage. Being able to power smart cars, toy batteries, an outdoor fridge and more will appeal to younger buyers.


Storage space as practically is important to millennial buyers. Younger buyers want multifunctional pieces with storage are the most appealing. Homes with built-ins will sell faster than those without both inside the home and even out into the garage.

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