5 Things Buyers Hate to See

 

Many a false step was made by standing still.”

 

Chinese Proverb

 

“I not only use all the brains that I have,

 

but all that I can borrow.”

 

Woodrow Wilson

 

“I can’t give you a surefire formula for success,

 

but I can give you a formula for failure: try to

 

please everybody all the time.”

 

Herbert Bayard Swope,

The first Pulitzer Prize winner.

 

   When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably

 

a long list of things you’re hoping they’ll notice. For example, the

 

beautiful chandelier in the foyer, or the spacious backyard and large

 

deck, or the kitchen with the island big enough for a family to sit

 

down for breakfast.

 

But what about those things you’re hoping buyers will not zero

 

in on?

 

Every home has some features that are less than enticing to the

 

typical buyer. You may not be able to do much about an unfinished

 

basement or a home backing onto a noisy main street.

 

However, there are several things buyers don’t want to see that you

 

can change. Here are five of the most common:

 

Clutter.

Back rooms in basements filled with boxes and other

items. Closets stuffed full of clothes. Rooms crammed with too

much furniture. Clutter of any kind makes buyers feel uneasy –

and gets in the way of showcasing the wonderful features of

your home.

 

 

• Maintenance issues.

Buyers definitely don’t want to see a lot of

things needing repairs or replacement, such as dripping faucets,

faded or chipped walls, or overgrown lawns and shrubbery.

 

 

• Smells.

 You can’t see smells, of course. But buyers will

notice the lingering aroma of exotic cooking, cigarette smoke,

 and pets.

 

 

• Personal items.

Buyers will, of course, understand that a family

is living in the home they’re viewing. However, constant

reminders – in the form of vacation pictures, bowling trophies, or

scattered children’s toys – can make a buyer feel like an intruder.

 

 

• You.

It’s nothing personal, but buyers prefer to view your home

without you in it.

The good news is, all these things can easily be dealt with before

you show your home.

Looking for more ideas on selling your home quickly and for the

best price? Call today.

When you’re shopping for a home, getting

“pre-approved” by your bank or other

mortgage lenders provides you with two

big advantages.

 

First, you know in advance how much

 

home you can financially manage. You

 

won’t waste time looking at properties you

 

can’t afford, and you’ll be able to consider

 

homes that you may have originally

 

thought were out of your reach.

 

Second, when you make an offer on a

 

home, sellers tend to take those with a

 

pre-approved mortgage more seriously.

 

That’s because they know there is less

 

likelihood that financing issues will spoil

 

the deal.

 

Your REALTOR

 

®

can help you learn more

about getting a pre-approved mortgage.

 

 

 

Not intended to cause or induce the breach of, cancellation of, assignment of, or to interfere in any way with the existing agency agreement of another Realtor.

 

Carol Hoover

Carol Hoover

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Infinity Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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