If your house is too expensive compared to similar properties on the market, you’ll turn away viewers. So take your agent’s advice when it comes to setting a price for your home.
You may not even notice bad odors, but buyers surely will. Smoking and pets are the prime causes, so smoke outside while you are selling your house and consider what to do with your animals. Allow the house to air out thoroughly before viewings – don’t just try to mask the odor with another scent.
Loud and scary pets
Apart from the odor of some animals, a big dog or noisy bird can be off-putting to some buyers. So keep your dog away when you have viewings so your potential buyers aren’t distracted, or, worse, scared.
Poor curb appeal
Buyers won’t even go inside if the outside of the house looks unappealing. So spruce up the front yard by trimming plants and pulling weeds. Make sure the outside of the home looks well cared-for by painting the trim, mowing the lawn, and placing attractive potted plants by the door.
Although your home’s décor shouldn’t matter, to many buyers it does. That’s because many want a house they can move into right away. So replace any tired or out-of-date carpets or wallpapers with a more neutral, modern scheme.
Dirt and grime
Although dirt is usually only cosmetic, it deters buyers, who will start to think the house isn’t well cared for. So make sure your kitchen and bathroom, in particular, are clean.
Signs of damp
Problems with damp are a big turn-off to many buyers. It’s much better to fix problems now than wait until buyers point them out to you.