The Seven Deadly Sins That Will Stop Your Home Sale
The Seven Deadly Sins that'll Stop Your Home Sale
Poor Curb Appeal
Buyers DO judge a book or home for this matter, by its cover. Therefore, be sure to pull weeds and clean up your front yard. Paint the trim of your home and mow the lawn. It's also a good idea to add some potted plants by the front door.
Most home owners have become accustomed to any offensive odors in their home such as pet or smoking odors, but buyers are not! While your home is going through the selling process, smoke outside and consider solutions for your pets. Crack all the windows in the home open for about an hour prior to any viewings and burn a vanilla scented candle.
Loud and Scary Pets
A big dog or noisy bird can be nerve wracking and distracting to some buyers. So keep your animals away when you have viewings so your potential buyers aren't distracted or, even worse, scared. You want their initial experience to be pleasant and memorable (in a good way).
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Signs of Damp
Problems with damp are a big turn-off to many buyers. Why? Because it can mean possible mold. Make sure your basement doesn't smell damp and there are no signs of damp on the walls. It's much better to deal with these issues now than the problems they may cause for you later.
Dirt and Grime
A little dust or dirt may be only cosmetic, but to a potential buyer who doesn't know you or your home it can signal that your home may not be properly maintained or cared for. The two most important rooms to keep spic and span? The kitchen and bathroom.
Your home's decor may appeal to you and it shouldn't matter what everyone else thinks, but when you're selling your home, it does. The reason being is because many want a house they can move into right away. So replace any tired or out-of-date carpets or wallpapers with a more neutral and modern feel.
If your house is too expensive compared to similar properties on the market, viewers won't even consider taking a look at your home. Therefore, take your agent's advice when it comes to setting a price for your home.