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Millennials are quickly becoming one of the dominant home buying groups. But, for most Millennials buying a home is something they have never done before. Selling to Millennials can be challenging. Having grown up on social media like Pinterest they may have unrealistic expectations about what their budget will buy in a high demand area. Often they are expecting to be able to buy homes that have many luxury touches and a lot of square footage when their budget might not be able to give them that.
When you are working with Millennials that are purchasing their first homes here are some tips that will help you communicate more effectively with them and make sure that they have realistic expectations of what their budget will buy in the area:

Have A Talk

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Both of the biggest home buying groups, Baby Boomers, and Millennials want luxury homes. But of the two groups, Baby Boomers are more likely to have the big budgets that are required for luxurious homes. That doesn’t mean that you can’t make an older home look more luxurious though. Adding updated features and making a few simple changes can make even a budget-friendly home look luxurious enough to attract home buyers that have expensive tastes but don’t have huge budgets. Here are a few tricks from professional stagers that will make any home look more luxurious and expensive and will help in sell your Edmonton Real Estate fast :

Update The Light Fixtures

Often light fixtures are not something that sellers really give much concern to but changing

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Summer is prime buying time for new houses. But if you have listings that aren’t moving during the summer you might need to change your staging. In the summertime, buyers are thinking about being outdoors and entertaining family and friends outdoors. Is your staging reflecting that? If not, you need to add some seasonal staging to the outdoor areas of the home to make it more appealing to buyers. Here are some great summer staging tips for outdoor and indoor/outdoor spaces from staging experts:

Set a Barbecue On The Patio

Just making sure that a patio area is clean is not enough to make it appealing to buyers. Especially if the patio is just a plain concrete slab. In order to show buyers the potential of the space, you need to create a scene. And

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If you have not been adding video walkthroughs to your real estate listings, you are missing an excellent opportunity to attract the interest of buyers. These days it’s very easy to take a video walkthrough of a home using a smart phone or even a GoPro camera that isn’t very expensive. There are a lot of advantages to using a video walkthrough to sell a home. Videos of the interior of a home give a much better sense of the space than photos give. It’s much easier to get a sense of the layout of the home in a video too. Here are a few other reasons why adding video walkthroughs to your listings is really worth the effort:

Buyers like Them

MLS EdmontonBuyers are busy, and they have many potential homes to consider. When they are going through the hundreds of

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Staging a home is the best way to get buyers interested in the home. It takes a little time and it may cost a little bit of money but if you want the house to sell fast and at or above asking price it’s worth the time and money to stage it. Staging doesn’t have to be elaborate. It just has to give buyers a sense of what is possible in the space. Some buyers have trouble visualizing what a home will look like when it’s filled with furniture. Staging gives them the inspiration to see themselves living in the house. Here are some very simple and low cost or free staging ideas to help homes appeal to buyers:

Paint the Rooms Neutral Colors

MLS EdmontonMany homeowners do not want the bother or expense of painting the house that they are trying to sell. But rooms that

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Home design trends change quickly. If a home has too many trendy design features, the owners may have trouble selling it once those design features go out of style. The best rule of thumb for design is that classic functionality never goes out of style. Everything else does though. Here are some of the recently trendy design elements and features in new homes that are quickly going out of style. Buyers are going to be turned off by these elements so sellers with homes that have these elements would be smart to update their homes and get rid of these elements before listing the homes.

The Kitchen Desk

edmonton real estateOnce upon a time, no functional modern kitchen was complete without a little desk built into a corner of the kitchen. These desks had a space for a

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You have probably heard it said repeatedly that kitchens sell houses. However, it is actually true that kitchens are the number one thing that will keep buyers from buying home. If the kitchen is outdated, old, looks dreary, or just isn’t inviting the house will be very difficult to sell. But homeowners don’t always have the time or the money to put into fixing up the kitchen just to sell the house. Therefore, the solution is to do some fast and cheap upgrades to the kitchen that will make it more appealing to buyers. Older houses do not need a total kitchen renovation in order to sell. They just need a few updates to make them appealing to modern buyers. Here are some fast and cheap kitchen fixes that will get noticed by potential buyers:

Add an

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How a real estate listing is written is extremely important. These days most people spend hours browsing real estate listings online before deciding which homes they want to tour. If your listing isn’t written well it won’t catch the attention of potential buyers. Your ad will get overlooked. The way the listing is written is important and so is the information contained in the listing. There are some key pieces of information that every real estate listing should have. These are the things that potential buyers will hone in on an ad. If they don’t see these pieces of information they will move on and look for other ads that tell them what they want to know. When you write real estate listings make sure that these pieces of information are in every

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When it comes to selling older homes, many homeowners struggle to find a balance between upgrading the home so that it will sell but not putting a lot of money into the home that they are trying to get rid of. However, it has been proven that updates will make older homes sell as long as the updates are the right kind of updates. When it comes to trying to sell an older home or a home that hasn’t been updated here are the updates that homeowners really should invest in if they want to sell their homes fast:

Kitchen Updates

MLS EdmontonKitchens always sell a home. But when a home has an older kitchen that hasn’t been updated it can be a lot tougher to sell the home. When homeowners want to sell an older home without doing a total kitchen renovation they should

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When parents are buying a home, they’ll be looking for many crucial aspects. No matter where they are buying a home parents want to invest in a home where they can raise their kids and create special childhood memories that their children will carry with them for a lifetime. Therefore, when you are working with parents to find the perfect house for their family remember that there are four primary things that every parent is looking for when it comes to buying a family home:

Safe Family Friendly Neighborhood

MLS EdmontonThis is probably the most important criteria that parents are looking for. They want to buy homes in neighborhoods where their kids can safely go outside to play. Sidewalks, parks or play spaces, and not a lot of traffic are all things that go

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