Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / by Dennis Isip
Potential buyers are much more likely to return to a home that impresses them at first glance, while homes that appear disorderly or poorly maintained seldom sustain buyer interest (unless they’re investors looking for a bargain wholesale deal).
The first (and largest) area of concern is home odors. Homeowners become desensitized to the odors in their homes, they rarely realize how obvious odors can be to visitors. This is particularly true of pet owners and smokers.
Carpet and flooring. One of the most visible areas of your home is your flooring. If your carpet is worn or dirty, get it replaced or cleaned. If you have vinyl flooring with corners coming up, get it glued down.
Paint and Walls. Paint is one of the least expensive ways to “spruce-up” your home. Consider painting outside trim, and interior walls and doors.
Get rid of clutter. Excess clutter is a big buyer turn-off. You have to move anyway, so y ...
Saturday, November 16, 2019 / by Katrina Miller
Top 10 Turn-Offs for Potential Home Buyers-
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.
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.
Nobody likes dirty dishes in the ...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 / by Heather Schelling
Ten Things That Turn Off Buyers
During the home-showing phase, you may want to think of this as your what-not-to-do list! ????
1 – Avoid parking in the driveway if possible. It’s best to give the prime spot to a potential buyer. They like to know how their car feels when pulling up to your home.
2 – If you have pets, keep their areas clean and tidy. Buyers that don’t share your love of animals are turned off by strong odors and evidence of waste. Clean or replace flooring as necessary. They often wander through the yard and stepping in Fido’s leftovers usually leads to cursing.
3 – Need to secure your belongings? Lock that door but please offer an explanation for restricted access and when it will be granted. Buyers wonder what’s behind door number one if no reason is provided.
4 – Dirty dishes in the sink or food on the counter. Unless it’s a decorative fruit bowl, put away all food. Buyers aren’t interested in what yo ...
Monday, November 4, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
There’s nothing worse than walking into a home and it smells. Pet’s can cause a home to smell and pet urine is one of the worst. Also, too much fragrance bothers a lot of people. Having a lot of scents in a home also make homebuyers think you are covering up something. Another odor is cooking smells. It could be fish, onions, garlic or other foods that really turn off a potential homebuyer.
Walking into a home and having to make your way through clutter doesn’t help your home to sell. A person considering your home has a very hard time picturing it as their new home if they can’t even see it and there is stuff everywhere. Declutter and do a deep cleaning before you put your home on the market. There is nothing worse than old food and trash laying around, dirty bathrooms, dirty floors and dirty clothes laying everywhere. There is a big difference in a home that is lived in and a home that is filthy.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
Ahhh, time to sell your house. You want to get the best price for your house – and you want it to happen fast! But the competition out there can be stiff…especially if there are lots of great properties for sale in your area. So how do you give your home the edge?
When it comes to selling your home, you’ve got to think beyond how pretty it looks, how nice the shrubs are outside, and whether the paint color on the front door is a turn on, or a turn off. It’s no secret that you’ve got to appeal to their sense of sight – after all, we perceive up to 80% of our information through vision.
If you want to sell your home fast (and at the best possible price, of course), you also need to pay attention to is smell. It’s true… stinky homes sell slowly. Sweet-smelling homes are much more desirable!
Even though it may seem like common sense, many sellers can overlook it because it’s not just the obvious smells ...