Six Things To Avoid When Selling a Home

Posted by Shawn Kriewaldt. on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 2:22pm.

Today I have six points to consider when selling your home to avoid turning off potential buyers.

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There are plenty of things and situations that can turn a potential buyer off of a property. In order to help my home sellers, I have made a list of the top six things that may deter buyers.

1. Damp or wet marks. Almost anyone walking into a home will be put off if they see damp marks on the ceiling or a sign of moisture on the walls or carpet.

2. Odors. Well over half of the buyers I've worked with say that they dislike smells like cigarette smoke, pet odors, and dampness.

3. Dull lighting. If it's dark in a home, more than half of your potential buyers will be turned off from the property. It is a good idea to brighten it up and replace any fluorescent bulbs with incandescent or LED bulbs. This will make the home much more inviting.

4. Outdated bathrooms. Many buyers find bathrooms that aren't up to date to be unattractive.

 

 

     It is a good idea to brighten it up and replace any fluorescent bulbs with incandescent or LED bulbs.

 

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5. Cluttered Rooms. Cluttered rooms are an easy fix for sellers and a huge turn-off for buyers.

6. Off-putting decor. Buyers can be put off by a home that has over-the-top or excessively modern-looking decor. Make sure to appeal to all audiences with your decor. 

If you have any questions about buyer turn-offs, or if you're interested in speaking with me more about buying or selling a home, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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