Whenever a homeowner thinks of listing their South Lake Tahoe Real Estate, there are a lot of assumptions about what people want out of a home. Preparing a property the way they would want doesn’t necessarily work when trying to attract one of the biggest groups of homebuyers: Millennials. This generation doesn’t find use for formal spaces or anything high maintenance. Which means, before you go spend a ton of money on making upgrades to your home in order to catch the eye of this particular demographic, read this first. Additionally, chat with your South Lake Tahoe Realtor about what is REALLY important when it comes to preparing a home for the South Lake Tahoe Real Estate market.
High Maintenance Landscaping
Unlike older generations, a massive, perfectly manicured lawn is no longer a want for busy millennials. Which means when preparing homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe, dropping thousands on water features, new plants and a custom stone walkway is not necessary. This group of buyers prefers low maintenance living so save the money and make sure that while your lawn is mowed and your curb appeal looks nice and clean, that someone driving up doesn’t feel like upkeep will cost too much time or money.
Formal and Designated Living Spaces
In years past, buyers loved a formal or designated living space. The fancy living room where no one was allowed unless it was for a special occasion or the off limits dining room with matching furniture and plates always set in grand gesture is something younger buyers consider a wasted space when looking at homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe. Instead, consider something that allows for easy and open entertaining, like adding a breakfast nook or more bar stools to the kitchen island. Make sure the spaces feel like they are open and allow for entertaining with ease.
Mountain life isn’t for the faint of heart and sometimes it shows in our homes over time. Various types of weather being tracked in and extreme sport lifestyles can add a little extra wear and tear as time goes on so wanting to replace the floors, which adds value, is a good decisions. However, refrain from choosing plush brand new carpeting. Engineered hardwood, hardwood and laminate is a more popular option and what most millennials are doing shortly after move in anyway. Additionally, it is more pet friendly and doesn’t absorb odor the way carpet does.
While you should discuss details specific to your home with your South Lake Tahoe Realtor, millennials care more about properties being clean, move in ready, in good condition and allowing for lots of room to customize.
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