Veterans of real estate marketing know that sellers are infamous for overlooking home flaws. From the serious to the seemingly silly, even infinitesimal imperfections can be huge deal breakers for buyers. Which ones come out on top? Point these flaws out to sellers in advance to keep closings sailing full speed ahead.
Are These Deal-Killers Sullying Your Seller’s Site?
– Old electrical boxes.
It might ‘work just fine,’ but archaic electrical boxes are a real estate marketing nightmare. From code and safety issues to inconvenient, expensive repairs, tackling this is mission-critical.
– Raggedy, torn screens.
Anyone who’s attempted a DIY knows window screens are a pain to replace. This is a common point of contention, holding up many sales as buyers demand replacement or recompense, and sellers refuse.
– Loony laundry locales.
Laundries on the ‘wrong’ level, in inconvenient locations, or situated where noise levels make buyers want to bang their heads against the wall are a huge turn-off. Resituate now or renegotiate later.
– Kitchen conundrums.
In today’s market, bright, open kitchens can be a top real estate marketing tool. But if a seller’s kitchen is sporting 4 walls and a popcorn roof, you could be in trouble. Talk to your sellers about taking down a wall to open-up the space to avoid bad first impressions and missed opportunity.
– Temperamental door locks.
Sticky/malfunctioning door locks flip the switch for more than just the claustrophobic. They are a major safety issue, and often a complex fix.
– Bath or shower snafus.
This is a crapshoot, as some prefer tubs (parents of small children), others showers. If you’re missing one or the other, consider a switch/addition.
– Lilliputian closets.
Lots of buyers focus on closets. If closets are small, declutter and move items off-site to achieve a roomier feel, or hire a contractor to extend.
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