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A New Kind of Home Buyer: Tips for Marketing Your Home to Millennials

A young millennial couple standing in front of the home they've just purchased.

Millennials get a lot of flack, but they’re an important part of the real estate market. In fact, they make up the largest generational percentage of home buyers right now!

So, if you’re planning on selling your home soon, it’s important to keep the average millennial home buyer in mind. This generation is unlike any that’s come before it, and the way they buy everything (from laundry detergent to life insurance) is unique.

When it comes to catching the eye of the discerning millennial home buyer, here’s what you need to do:

Create a Strong Internet Presence

It goes without saying that millennials rely on the Internet for, well, everything. This isn’t unusual: the Internet makes every kind of shopping easier and more accessible.

As such, giving your home an effective online presence is key. It needs to be easy to find via the most popular home-buying networks, and it has to look great no matter the screen size. After all, more home buyers than ever before are using their smartphones to find their dream home. Continue reading

1304 Cambridge Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

1304 Cambridge Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Just Listed! 1304 Cambridge is a stately tudor home in Burns Park featuring:

  • 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2148 square feet + 400 finished square feet in lower level
  • Original charm including woodworking, interior doors, and built-ins
  • Four season sunroom with serene views
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3266238
  • Listing offered at $938,000

For additional information or showing instructions, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

1706 Morton Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

1706 Morton Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

New to Market! 1706 Morton is a gorgeous colonial home in the heart of Burns Park featuring:

  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,768 square feet + 660 finished in lower level
  • Expansive kitchen boasting granite counters, large center island, and stainless appliances
  • Professionally designed backyard patio and landscaping
  • View virtual tour
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3266161
  • Offered at $899,900

For additional information and showing information about this home, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

5617 Versailles Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

5617 Versailles Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Just Listed! 5617 Versailles is a bright and cheerful Country French Estates featuring:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,728 square feet + unfinished basement space
  • Vaulted ceilings with open floor plan and new flooring
  • Master bedroom with large en suite and vanity space in bathroom
  • View additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3266103
  • Offered at $370,000

For additional details or questions about 5617 Versailles Avenue, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

8131 Cypress Circle Drive, Dexter, MI 48130

8131 Cypress Circle Drive, Dexter, MI 48130

Just Listed! 8131 Cypress Circle is a builder’s model colonial home in Thornton Farms featuring:

  • 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,720 square feet + unfinished basement
  • Large, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Fenced backyard with deck perfectly sized for entertaining
  • View virtual tour
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3265998
  • Offered at $315,000

For additional details or showing details on this home, contact The Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

4062 Willow Pond Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

4062 Willow Pond Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

New to Market! 4062 Willow Pond is a colonial in Willow Pond subdivision featuring:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,064 square feet + unfinished basement
  • Eat-in kitchen with hardwood flooring and large center island
  • Spacious master suite with vaulted ceilings and walk-in closet
  • View virtual tour
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3265951
  • Listed at $320,000

For additional details or to schedule a showing of this home, contact The Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

8364 Riverside Drive, Brighton, MI 48116

8364 Riverside Drive, Brighton, MI 48116

Just Listed! 8364 Riverside Drive is a cozy lake home featuring:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,576 square feet
  • 126 feet of frontage on all sports Ore Lake
  • Ranch with hardwood floors throughout
  • Screened-in patio and large dock
  • View virtual tour
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3265918
  • Offered at $399,900

For additional details or to schedule a showing of this home, contact The Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

5900 Geddes Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

5900 Geddes Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

New to Market! 5900 Geddes is a stunning Superior Township estate boasting incredible details including:

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 full + 2 half bathrooms and over 7,500 square feet of finished living space
  • Gourmet kitchen with six burner stove, walk-in pantry, and large breakfast room
  • Finished lower level with multi-use spaces including 2nd kitchen, movie theater, and exercise rooms
  • View virtual tour
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3265860
  • Presented at $1,350,000

For more information or scheduling information for 5900 Geddes, contact The Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

1727 Dunmore Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

1727 Dunmore Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Just Listed! 1727 Dunmore is a cheerful ranch home on the West Side of Ann Arbor featuring:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1,092 square feet + 740 finished in lower level
  • Completely remodeled kitchen with granite, stainless appliances, and trendy back splash
  • Finished lower level with full bath, office, and recreation room
  • Fenced backyard overlooking mature trees and gardens
  • View virtual tour
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3265864
  • Offered at $375,000

For additional details on this listing, or to schedule a showing, contact The Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!

5429 Village Road, Saline, MI 48176

5429 Village Road, Saline, MI 48176

New Listing! 5429 Village Road is a stunning, move-in ready Travis Pointe home featuring:

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,480 square feet + 1,200 finished in basement
  • Picturesque views of Travis Pointe golf course and private pond
  • Picture perfect interior with modern farmhouse style
  • Additional photos and details
  • MLS # 3265651
  • Offered at $645,000

For additional details or to schedule a showing of this home, contact The Real Estate Experts with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com today!