One house had potential but had missing moisture barriers in the cellar so the entire house smelled moldy which steered me away.
A potential house with great bones had ugly wallpaper throughout the house and really loud wall paper in the bathrooms. The buyer does not want to move in and have to peel the walls.
A huge turn off was two cloth couches in one home that pets (I believe) used as a latrine, this should have been removed from the house.
I also noticed the overtexturization of walls and cielings to hide cracks and damage, you are better off just fixing the damage most of of know why walls and cielings are textured.
And last, but surely not least do not hire the neighborhood association president to be your realtor. Her in your face, strong arm personality caused the loss of a sale of a historic home in Old Louiville. No one wants a pushy neighborhood president that knows everyones business and talks about the neighbors to the potential buyer. A new buyer also does not want to hear that their putting in a pool will benefit the neighborhood association during their monthly meetings, as the meetings will be moved to your house and the host is responsible for providing the main course, and no she wasn't kidding.
If you figure the typical cost is roughly $ 270 - $ 330, why not raise the price of the house to accomadate the inspection cost. It's all about taking fear, doubt and headaches off of the table as soon as possible.
Site - Location, curb appeal, interior condition (updated)
Lite - Fresh! Clean & Maintained. Well lighted rooms (update fixtures).Don't forget dingy or so-called finished basements.
Layout - Outdated floor plan? Rearrange and stage to catch up with the times.
Of course, price. Everyone wants to feel like they're getting a deal.