Biggest turn offs to home buyers
Home buyers have specific things they are looking for in a home, but some things will turn them off and they will either not enter the home at all or will walk right back out. After showing hundreds of homes, here are some of the things that turn off home buyers.
1. Outside - no landscaping, trash or junk in the yard, lawn not mowed, broken front door or garage door, cracked driveway or sidewalk, peeling or faded paint, ripped screens on windows/doors, and roof leaking or needing repair.
2. Inside - too much clutter, heavily stained carpets, cracked tile, scratched countertops, mold in tub or shower, stains on ceiling, broken or damaged appliances, cupboards that won't close, closet doors off track, offensive odors, pet stains, pets on premises, mold, mildew, termites, not enough light coming into the home, cigarette smoke, dirty walls, chipped paint, dirty bathrooms, overpowering wall colors, and dirty dishes left in the sink.
If you are trying to sell your home, go through this list and make sure you spruce up your home and make any needed repairs.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL firstname.lastname@example.org