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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Selling homes to millennials can be tricky outside of major urban areas. More and more millennials are looking to buy their first homes because the rental rates are rising so quickly. But millennials are notoriously picky when it comes to buying property. They know what they want and they can afford to wait if they can’t find exactly what they are looking for. Millennials may not be interested in the older homes that are on the market because they expect new finishing’s and homes that are equipped for modern technology based living. Here are the 4 things that Millennials are really looking for in a home:

Open Concept Floorplan

MLS EdmontonThe days when people wanted a home to have many small closed off rooms are over. These days it’s all about the open concept…

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Photos are the most important part of a real estate listing. That should be common knowledge, but too many agents don’t bother to put photos in their listings. Listings that don’t have enough photos, or that have poor photos, are not going to attract potential buyers. There is no reason not to take the extra time to put in a few high quality photos of a home that you want to sell. Many people don’t even read the description of the house unless there are photos that get their attention first.

Putting poor quality photos in a listing is almost as bad as not putting in any photos at all. There’s just no excuse not to have great photos of a house that you’re trying to sell. Even smart phone cameras can take great pictures if you use a few tips and tricks…

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The most recent estimates are that 1 in 3 homebuyers are Millennials. That number is only going to increase over the next few years. But what Millennials are looking for in homes is totally different than what their parents looked for when they were buying homes 20 or 30 years ago. Selling homes to Millennials requires a new approach. If you don’t get it right when you’re trying to sell to a Millennial you won’t get the sale. Millennials are a lot smarter consumers than the Boomers were when they were buying homes. The know how to comparison shop and use the Internet to stay updated on home trends in the neighborhoods they like. Here are some tips that will help you attract Millennial buyers and get them interested in the homes that you’re representing:

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Staging a home to sell can be challenging. It’s important to make potential buyers see the best features of the home so they can imagine themselves living there. But if the home is older, or outdated, it can be tough to play up the good features of the home. The way that the house is staged can mean the difference between getting an offer on the home or having the home sit for months. Avoid making these home staging mistakes when you’re trying to stage a home to sell fast:

Not Painting The Rooms

Even if the home already has neutral paint in most areas a fresh coat of paint is a cheap and easy way to make the home feel new and fresh. If the home has custom paint colors like bright blue in the bedroom, or deep red in the dining room, or glaring orange…

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Photos are essential if you want to get buyers interested in a home. Every listing should have as many photos of the home as you have. But if you’re under a time constraint or you don’t have time to take a ton of photos of a home there are 5 essential photos that you should take. These 5 photos are the photos that matter the most to potential buyers. Whenever you put up a new listing make sure that you have at least these 5 photos in the listing:

The Front Of The House

Curb appeal is a big factor when buyers decide if they are interested in a home. A listing with no photo of the front of the home or a bad photo of the front of the home isn’t going to attract buyers. Make sure that the photo is taken with a wide angle lens so that the whole front of…

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Listing information last updated on December 1st, 2023 at 11:01pm CST.