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8 Things Sabotaging Your Home Sale

Julie R Baldino

Front Door Realty is locally owned and operated...

Front Door Realty is locally owned and operated...

Oct 4 2 minutes read

When selling your home, there are so many little things that can turn a buyer away. Our job as agents is to help you identify and avoid these things. Here are 8 little things you can fix to get an edge on the competition and sell your home faster:

  1. Loose Cords- 

This is just one of those neatness things that should get done to maintain being professional. Hide and tuck those loose cords for a sleek, polished look.

  1. Unkempt Yard-

The yard is the first thing a buyer sees, and while a yard may be something the buyer can quickly fix, the first impression is ruined if the yard isn’t tidy. 

  1. Dirty/Chipped Front Door- 

Along with first impressions is that front door; throw a coat of paint on that sucker or have it pressure washed.

  1. Pets-

The smell or presence of animals in your home may please you, but they could really turn off potential home buyers. Check out this blog for tips on how to disguise your pet odor and maybe have a friend watch your fur-baby(ies) for the day. 

  1. Cobwebs- 

Get those corners, those nooks, and those crannies! I can assure you you’ll find some webs.

  1. Furniture- 

Having too much or too crowded furniture will actually deter a potential buyer. When looking at a home, square footage plays a major role so maximize the space you have. You’d be amazed at what removing or rearranging furniture will do to the feel of the size. 

  1. Spilling Closets and Junk Drawers- 

Potential buyers will look EVERYWHERE, so tidy up every spot, even your junk drawer/closet. (You may want to invest in a storage unit or use a shed if you’ve got one for excess furniture and stuff)

  1. Cluttered Counters- 

Broken record alert: clear your spaces! A potential home buyer needs room to imagine themselves in the home and if your stuff is spread all around, there isn’t any.

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