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7 Things That May Put Off Potential Home Buyers

7 Things That May Put Off Potential Home Buyers

7 Things That May Put Off Potential Home Buyers
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Selling a property is equally time-consuming as is buying it. Buyers are not going to take into account that you might be in a huryy to close the deal as soon as possible because you have to shift to another city.

But there are ways in which you could stop the process from stretching. For instance, by staging your property in a way that highlights its best parts, you can find a buyers soon enough. 

Also, make sure that you work on these before buyers pay a visit:

Dirty house

Creating a first impression is important. Ensure that your home is not dirty or messy, this would put off the potential homebuyers. Pay special attention to areas like bathroom and kitchen. While in bathroom see that the sinks and sanitary is clean, in kitchen ensure that kitchen top is clean and no dirty dishes are in the sink.

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Bad odour

Bad odour is a big no no! Nobody likes to enter a home that smells bad. Odours from pets, food or dust should be taken care of. To achieve a fresh home, clean it using fragrant cleaners, add fresh flowers or aromatic candles, use room freshener, and shift your pets, if possible.

Inadequate lighting

A well-lit home looks much more beautiful that than a low-lit one. Wow your potential buyer with a well-lit home. A low-lit home might put them in doubt if you are trying to hide something. Use a perfect mix of natural light and replace the dim lights with bright bulbs. You can also light some lamps which are a part of your home décor to add to the look.

Also Read: 11 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Home

Torn wallpapers

An interested buyer might have a different taste and style from yours. While showing your home, you would want them to feel and experience how living in the property would be like. Try and remove the wallpapers that you had placed based on your design sensibility so that they can see the real wall and imagine it like their home. Also, a wallpaper wall may make the homebuyer think about the effort that would go into removing them.

Personal items

Your home is your personal space, but now, that you decide to sell it to someone else, it is time to remove decorative and things that define the personal space. No homebuyer would like to see too much of personal touch in the place.

Out-of-style architecture & interior design

When a homebuyer is investing in your real estate, he would like to buy the property with modern features. Old-style popcorn ceilings or wall to wall carpeting are things of the past. Potential homebuyers do not like to have old and outdated fixtures and furnishings. Try and replace them with a small investment.

Your intervention

What disappoints a homebuyer is your unnecessary personal intervention during his visit. When he takes a tour of your home, let him free and check the whole house. Your unnecessary and constant intervention may turn him off and can eventually affect your deal.

Also read

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Last Updated: Tue Feb 28 2017

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