How to Discourage Buyers from Buying Your Home


If you're listing your home for sale, then of course you’ll want to make

the best impression possible on potential home buyers. But, just to

have a little fun, say you don't want to sell your property. What could

you do to discourage those who view your home?


Well, you could have your pets in the home during viewings. That will

certainly make it uncomfortable for some buyers – especially those

with pet allergies.


You could also leave personal items around, such as family pictures

and trophies. That will make it more difficult for a buyer to imagine

himself and his family living there. It might even make him feel a bit

like an intruder!


Clutter in bedrooms, closets and other areas of the home will make

those spaces feel less spacious than they really are, as well as make

visitors feel uncomfortable.


If you really want to turn off a buyer, then put off doing any minor

repairs. A dripping tap, flickering light, dent in the wall, or other

maintenance issues are certain to gain a buyer's attention.

If all that doesn't shoo away a buyer from your home, then stick

around during a viewing and follow him and his family from room to

room. That will certainly make him feel uneasy.


Of course, we're just having a bit of fun here. When you put your

home on the market, you want to sell it.

It’s easy to avoid all the pitfalls described above and ensure potential

buyers appreciate the full value of your home.

So when you’re preparing for a showing, think of ways you can make

your property appear its best, and make the buyer feel welcomed and

comfortable viewing it.

Want more ideas on how to sell your home quickly and for the best

price? Call today.

Anita Rivest

Anita Rivest

CENTURY 21 Masters
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