7 Home Features That Turn Buyers Away

In order to sell your home for top dollar, you need to avoid these seven things that have the tendency to turn buyers away.

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If you’re selling your home, here are seven things you need to avoid, as they have a high potential of turning buyers away: 

1. Boldly painted walls. You may love loud colors, but buyers may not agree with your color palette. If you’re looking to sell for top dollar, it’s a good idea to choose a warm, neutral color to repaint your property with. 

2. Wallpaper. While you might love your home’s wallpaper because you chose it, the buyer didn’t pick it, so they probably won’t feel the same way. Take that wallpaper down and repaint instead. 

3. Lavish light fixtures. Make sure all your light fixtures are normal and fit in with the average buyer. 

4. Converted areas. If you’ve taken a room in your house and converted it into a gym, for example, this is a problem because buyers want to see rooms as they were intended. Convert that room back and show it or stage it in its original light.

Avoid these things to maximize your home sale.

5. Bad carpeting. Make sure there aren’t any rips or stains in any of your carpeting because nothing turns a buyer off more than a disgusting, nasty carpet. 

6. Poor landscaping. Make sure your landscaping is trimmed, neat, and presents great curb appeal. If a property seems unkempt or overgrown, a buyer might assume it needs a lot of landscaping work and opt for another property that requires less maintenance. 

7. Pets. We all love our pets, but buyers don’t like seeing scratches on the furniture or stains on the carpet. While you’re selling your house, remove all pet items and maybe have Fido stay at a relative’s place for the time being. 

If you have any questions about this topic or you’re looking to buy or sell a house, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to work with you. 

What’s the Best Lockbox to Use?

What kind of lockbox should you use when selling your home? Here’s what we think.

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Today I’m covering one of the most exciting topics in real estate, lockboxes! Just kidding, but it is an important topic to discuss if you’re thinking about selling your house.

A lockbox is the easiest way for us to show your home to the most interested buyers in the shortest amount of time. Sellers often ask us if they are safe. It all depends on the one you use. The standard combo lockbox requires the right code and nothing else. Anyone who has the code can open the box, and there’s really no way to tell who has opened it or not.

"Electronic lockboxes have the best features."

Another option is an electronic lockbox. The only agents that have access to these are registered with the local association. It also lets you know who opened the lockbox and at what time, as well as their contact info. This allows you to contact agents and their buyers after they see the home to get feedback. Feedback is a huge part of maximizing your home’s value. That’s one of the main reasons why we use the electronic lock box.

Although it’s not the most exciting topic, having the right lockbox is important when trying to sell your home for top dollar. If you have any questions for us or you’re interested in buying or selling a home, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.