You’ve listed and helped potential buyers tour countless homes. So many so that over the years you’ve become desensitized to the features that can quickly cost a sale – the ones that leave shoppers cringing and slinking away in horror. Could your next listing suffer an abrupt death by these sinister saboteurs? In today’s real estate sales tips, we’ll look at the features on a house that can make buyers bail faster than getting ambushed by a crazy ex on a blind date…
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– Run-Down Kitchens
The heart of the home, small, outdated features and ancient appliances are a huge deal-breaker. A fresh coat of paint and upgrading outdated appliances offers the best bang-for-the-buck here.
– Gross Bathrooms
Put this among your top real estate sales tips for home sellers: button-up the bath. Dirty bathrooms, specifically tubs, and floors outfitted with carpet (which most buyers will outright refuse) are top offenders here. Pull the rug, snap in some inexpensive vinyl laminate, refinish the tub, and keep things clean!
– Dark Rooms
Dungeon-like rooms can reflect on the entire home, making it feel dark and uninviting. Open blinds/curtains, bright (and updated) lighting, light wall colors and mirrors can go a long way to adding a feel of spaciousness and brightness.
– Empty Rooms
A room devoid of furniture can leave buyers scratching their heads. It’s much easier to help them envision themselves in a space when outfitted (even temporarily) as a guest bedroom or office.
– Cluttered Playrooms
On the flipside, toy-explosions make homes look unkempt.
– Cluttered Closets
Lack of storage space is a real killer. Cut clothing avalanches and increase the feel of space by removing at least two-thirds of closet detritus.
Don’t let your next home showing end up like a bad blind date. Keep things on the right track with the latest real estate sales technology and tips from Properties Online today.