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Avoid These 7 Things That Could Turn Off Potential Home Buyers

Avoid These 5 Things That Could Turn Off Potential Home Buyers

When selling your home, you must keep others’ potential hang ups in mind. Being attentive to and avoiding possible turnoffs can help you get your home sold fast. Check out our list of the top 5 no-no’s when showing your home.

1. Pets

Yes, you love your furry four legged friend, but others may not share your feelings. That doesn’t mean you have to get rid of the family pet, but maybe let Fido roam the fenced backyard or spend some time in his crate while guests are over.

2. Obscene images

Offensive or unsavory images may make those viewing your home feel uncomfortable. Also, be mindful that everyone may not share your penchant for High Renaissance nude artwork, no matter how tasteful.

3. Locked doors

When potential homeowners view a home, they want to see the complete home, so having locked or private rooms may send the wrong message. There must be a degree of transparency and trust between buyer and seller.

4. Messy home

A surefire way to turn off a potential homebuyer is showing an unkempt home. Dirty dishes in the sink, un-mopped floors, messy front lawn, and an unmade bed are all things that need to be rectified before a buyer steps foot in the door.

5. Odors

Strong smells can be a huge turnoff. Pets, foods, cigarette smoke, your favorite scented candle – try to reduce all odors from your home. If a buyer finds your home to have an unpleasant stench, it colors the way they view the entire home.

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