What Kids REALLY Want in a New House!

Believe it or not… kids have pretty strong opinions and preferences when it comes to a new home!

You might think their biggest wish is to remain close to their friends, but a recent survey says otherwise. It turns out kiddos may have a pretty big influence on a decision to buy a home.

A recent survey conducted  found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.”

When the results were broken down by the parent’s age, millennials (those 18-36) led the way with 74% of homeowners saying that their child’s opinion was a factor in choosing which home to buy. Eighty-three percent of renters believe that their child’s opinion would be a deciding factor when looking to purchase a home.

So what features in a home are most important to kids?

Coming in at 57%, it should come as no surprise that gaining their own bedrooms was the top most-desirable feature of any home for kids, followed by a large back yard to play in at 34%.

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking about selling your home this year, make sure to highlight all the kid-friendly features your home has to offer so that you can sway the real decision makers.

If you’re looking to buy a home for your family, keep us in mind! We love making home ownership dreams come true. And… if you have kids…. they get a surprise in the mail from us along with tips for moms and dads to help make the transition as smooth as possible.