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Top 10 Turn-Offs for Potential Home Buyers

Saturday, November 16, 2019   /   by Katrina Miller

Top 10 Turn-Offs for Potential Home Buyers

Top 10 Turn-Offs for Potential Home Buyers-

Unpleasant Orders-
When a homebuyer walks into a home they want it to smell clean fresh. If your home smells of cigarette smoke or pet order it will immediately put a bad taste in the homebuyer's mouth. To get through this obstical have your home professionally cleaned before listing the home and air out the home every morning. 

Outrageous Color Designs-
Bold colors are a turn off for some home buyers. Not bashing your taste here but some homebuyers will! They have a hard time seeing past that bright pink and blue staring them in the face. Before listing your home, paint the walls a neutral gray color or state in the listing you'll paint the walls whatever the homebuyers want. 

Pests-
Seeing pest droppings is a HUGE turnoff. It shows there is a critter problem. Where are the pests coming from? It is very important to make sure your home is clean and critter proof. 

Dirty Dishes-
Nobody likes dirty dishes in the sink so why would any potential buyer like to see them? Make sure you keep the kitchen tidy and appealing. 

Maintenance-
Make sure you keep up on general maintenance around the home. If they see you havent kept on the general things they will start to wonder what else you haven't kept up on. 

Landscaping-
Curb appeal is EVERYTHING! Rake the leaves, mow the lawn, put in some colorful flowers. I doubt the pictures you listed of your home has overgrown weeds, 10ft overgrown shrubs. Keep up on the curb appeal, it will pay off. 

Dated light fixtures-
Brass light fixtures have been dated for a while now but they seem to be coming back! I still suggest trading that 20-year-old chandelier out for a modern one. I guarantee buyers will comment on it and LIKE it! 

Carpet-
The great debate of CARPET! Some love it, most hate it! While in property mangement almost every single person commented on the carpeted living room we offered. People want hardwood, tile, vinyl. Pull that carpet up, and you'll be presently surprised.  Our units that had vinyl in the living spaces sold quicker over the units that did not. 

Renters-
You would think this is common sense but I've been in a few homes where the renters are chilling on the couch and the potential homebuyers feel very awkward and unwelcome. Please make sure your renters leave for every single showing. 

Photos-
We have spoken about this a little bit above but having a professional photographer come out and capture your home's beauty is crucial. You want the photos to be true of what you're trying to sell. 

Thank you for reading & let me help you get your home on the market and get money in your pocket. 


Katrina Jo Miller
509-496-2288
Katrina@havenrealestategroup.com 

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