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5 Reasons why Buyers don’t like a Home

Posted by Isabel Romano on May 22, 2023

Ever had that recurring nightmare where your real estate agent is showing your house and you forgot something personal you wanted to get out of sight?

Well these are worse! Here are some of the top reasons homebuyers dislike a home (the good news is they are all easily avoidable as a seller):

  • An outdated kitchen and bathroom:
    While you don’t need to do a complete renovation to sell your home, a few small updates can go a long way, like new light fixtures or cabinets.
  • A doorbell that doesn’t work or a broken front door:
    First impressions matter! Your home’s appeal starts the second your buyers arrive at your front door, so make sure your front door is clean and functional, your doorbell and door handles work, and your porch light works.
  • Dirty carpets, walls or windows:
    A deep clean before posting your home listing is always a good idea. Have carpets washed, walls painted or airbrushed, and windows washed inside and out before inviting potential buyers to visit your home.
  • Worn wooden floors:
    If your hardwood floors are in disrepair, your buyers will look at them and anticipate the money they’ll have to spend – replacing the floor can be a big investment! Make sure your floors are clean and polished so your buyers will want to refinish them rather than replace them.
  • Have a shower but not a bathtub:
    This can be a huge turnoff for shoppers with kids or plans to start a family. It’s not easy to bathe a child with a standing shower! Even if you don’t value relaxing in a bubble bath, a bathtub is an instant added value to your bathroom.

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