Do You Want to Make Your Home More Appealing to Older Buyers? Here Are the Best Places to Start

Do You Want to Make Your Home More Appealing to Older Buyers? Here Are the Best Places to Start

Millennials are buying up property faster than it can be advertised in certain parts of California. Older purchasers are migrating into other locations. If you’re selling a smaller house or condo, you could discover that older buyers are ideal, and there are a few changes you can do to pique their interest. Check them out, and then call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021 for further home selling advice.

Enhance your laundry room’s accessibility

Many house buyers would prefer not to wash laundry on the stairs, while elderly purchasers insist that it is a requirement. According to one poll, 68 percent of moderate-income house purchasers and 69 percent of high-income home buyers would choose a main-floor laundry room over a garage or basement.

Larger laundry rooms on the ground level are becoming more common in newer houses, and they also serve as a drop zone for coats, handbags, and other accessories. To make access even easier, some homes feature a laundry room linked to the master bedroom.

Make a walk-in shower out of your shower

In the master bathroom, more than three out of four respondents with a modest income indicated they wanted both a shower stall and a tub. When it comes to elderly people, though, a simple shower is plenty. In most cases, elderly persons do not want to (or are unable to) get into or out of a bathtub. It’s easy for them to get in if you only have a shower stall. Install grip bars and a molded seat to provide interest.

Installing a Smart Thermostat is a great way to save money on your heating and cooling bills

While it is a common misconception that older buyers dislike technology, the fact is that most individuals have been using mobile phones and computers on a daily basis for long enough that today’s seniors are more tech-savvy than those only a few years ago. Installing a house thermostat allows them to maintain their desired temperature while saving money.

For seniors concerned about the ongoing costs of maintaining their house, particularly electricity rates, this can be a valuable addition. For seniors on a limited income, the prospect of seeing their heating and cooling expenditures change dramatically throughout the year is enough to make them reconsider purchasing a house.

These are just a few of the ways you may attract older purchasers to your house – and these features can also appeal to buyers of various ages. If you have any questions regarding your best alternatives for selling or purchasing a house, call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021 for assistance.