Children A Major Factor In Choosing A Home

Most parents will do anything for their children, and that includes buying a home that suits their needs. According to a recent survey by SunTrust Mortgage, 55% of homeowners in the US say their children's opinion plays a major role in their decision to buy a home (that number jumps to 74% when dealing with millennial parents between the ages of 18 and 36). What does that mean for you? While it's important to make sure your home appeals to potential buyers, it's just as important to make sure it appeals to potential buyers' children. According to the survey, the most important factors for children when deciding whether a new home is the right fit for them is having their own bedroom (57%) and a large backyard (34%).

The Takeaway

Before you list your home, make sure you stage a children's bedroom and get the backyard in play-outside-all-summer-shape to show potential buyers' kids that your home is the right one for them. Once they're on board, their parents will get on board, too.

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Listing information last updated on November 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST.

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