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5 Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale

There are many ways to ensure a home gets sold and just as many to make sure it doesn’t.

5 Ways to Sabotage Your Home Sale


There are many ways to ensure a home gets sold and just as many to make sure it doesn’t.

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Beware, sellers—these five things will absolutely ruin your home sale:

1. Bad color schemes. People like neutral colors; we always recommend an agreeable gray when choosing a good palette. For an example of what not to do, yellow walls in one room and purple in another is a big turn-off for most buyers.

2. Too much personal taste. It’s okay to have some personal effects in your home, but you don’t want hallways lined with family portraits or countertops full of family mementos. The more of a blank slate you can get, the better.

3. Bad odors. You’ll kill your home sale before it even begins if buyers come in and smell cigarette smoke. They also dislike the smell of animals, so do your best to remove both of these scents from the home. Replace carpets where animals had accidents, light candles, and do anything else you can think of to attain a great aroma.

“The more of a blank slate you can get, the better.”

4. Inflexible showings. If you want to sell your home, you need to be flexible. People can’t always come and view your home when it’s most convenient for you, and if you keep a rigid availability, you’re keeping out a lot of potential buyers. Try to open up your schedule.

5. Hidden/disguised problems. If you know you have wood rot or drainage issues, for example, don’t try to hide it. However sneaky you may think you are, a buyer’s inspector will always find out what’s wrong. If you know there are minor repairs that need to be done, do them or make them known. Don’t just try to disguise these issues.

 

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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