Consider Boomer Home Buyers When Remodeling your Main Line Area Homes for Sale
Boomers will be more and more involved in the search for Main Line area homes for sale as more are looking to find homes where they can age in place. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently reported that builders’ and developers’ year over year confidence in the 55+ Single-Family Housing Market has been increasing since 2012. This news bodes well for the Boomer generation, in that they will have a better chance of finding homes that meet their particular needs. Today’s homeowners may want to consider those needs when remodeling their homes in order to appeal to a wider audience when they put their Main Line area homes for sale on the market.
Desirable Home Features for Boomers
Some of these features will naturally appeal to Boomers looking for Main Line area homes for sale, because Boomers have been through the stage of choosing home features that are more practical for growing families. Now they can choose homes with features that simply improve their quality of life. Some of the features listed below will offer obvious advantages to seniors as physical mobility is challenged, even if no current need is evident.
Master Suite on the Main Floor
As mobility becomes an issue, aging Boomers are less inclined or able to climb stairs on a regular basis. Many do like the idea of a separate space, either upstairs or downstairs, for visiting family members or other guests.
Lots of Light
We need more light as we age. Bigger (or more) windows, quality lighting fixtures and even undercabinet lighting in kitchens or bathrooms will appeal to older generations. Many Main Line homes feature pleasing natural light from south/east facing windows or skylights, which could be a selling point for these older buyers.
Tripping falls are major risks for seniors, so having floors with smooth room transitions is a plus for them. In addition, if ambulatory assistance is needed, such as a walker or wheelchair, the homeowners will appreciate the lack of barriers.
Easy to Maintain Landscaping
Boomers want to have great yards that they can enjoy, possibly with a small garden if they enjoy gardening as a hobby. However, many Boomers also want low maintenance landscaping, since yard work can more challenging for them, or since they may just prefer to avoid outdoor chores. Durable and easy to maintain stone patios, potted landscaping accents and siding (which requires little care) are appealing to Boomers looking for Main Line area homes for sale.
Upscale Entertainment Areas
Boomers have worked hard and earned their chance to relax. They want up-to-date amenities and conveniences. So focus on entertainment area upgrades, like adding sound systems to movie rooms, or creating a well-lit craft or hobby room.
Call Sage for Experienced Guidance with Main Line Area Homes for Sale
The Realtors® at Sage are knowledgeable and experienced at helping sellers market their Main Line area homes for sale. We know current trends and we offer guidance in all areas of the home selling process, from pricing your home, to getting the final signatures. Contact us today for a consultation and learn how we can help you sell your home in Main Line PA.