6 Things That Turn Buyers Off

If you want to make sure buyers don’t turn up their nose at your home, make sure to steer clear of these six buyer turnoffs.

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When buyers walk into properties, there are a number of things that might make them decide against submitting an offer. Today, we’ll discuss six of the most common and most serious buyer turnoffs.

1. Stains. Especially if you have pets or children, avoiding stains can be nearly impossible. However, as you prepare to put your home on the market, it’s crucial that you remove all traces of such blemishes before buyers set foot through your door.

2. Unpleasant odors. Again, children and pets can make it hard to keep a home smelling fresh, but sellers must always thoroughly deodorize their properties before listing them. A good deep cleaning and some lightly scented candles should do the trick.

3. Harsh or unattractive lighting. Listings must be shown in their literal best light to succeed, so if your lighting fixtures are dim, open your blinds to compensate. 
Some tasteful accents can make a house feel more like home to potential buyers, but tacky design choices are sure to have the opposite effect.
4. Outdated bathrooms. Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most important rooms in any home, so if your bathroom looks like it came straight from the 1960s, it’s time to make some simple aesthetic changes to fix that.

5. Clutter. Clutter doesn’t just make rooms look smaller, it also makes them look dirtier, as well. Decluttering is essential when it’s time to sell.

6. Over-the-top decor. The phrase “too much of a good thing” definitely applies here. Some tasteful accents can make a house feel more like home to potential buyers, but tacky design choices are sure to have the opposite effect. So keep things neutral, modern, and subtle.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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