Putting a home on the market is a complex ordeal. As such, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Today we would like to highlight nine silly things that can sabotage your home sale so that you can avoid making these mistakes when it comes time to sell, yourself:
1. Messy and tangled television cords. As you live in a property over time, you can become so used to things like this that you stop noticing how cluttered it may look, but fresh eyes will certainly pick up on messes like this. Buyers who see cluttered cords may wonder what else has been neglected in the home. Putting the extra work into tidying up messy cords will give the impression of a neater home, overall.
2. An unkempt yard. If landscaping looks messy or neglected, this will leave buyers with a poor first impression.
3. A dingy front door. A home’s front door is critical to how buyers will perceive it. Faded paint and worn-out hardware are sure to damage your curb appeal.
4. Pet odor. Pet owners often become so used to the smell of their animal that they do not notice it at all. However, potential buyers will absolutely take note of any unpleasant odors that may persist in a home. If you have pets, make sure to clean your carpets and furniture before putting your property on the market.
5. Cobwebs around the home. Deep cleaning your home before placing it on the market is crucial. All the nooks and crannies you may have neglected while living there should be free of dust and cobwebs before buyers set foot in your property. Hiring a home cleaner is a great way to make sure nothing is missed.
6. Poorly arranged furniture. When buyers enter a property for the first time, they need to be able to visualize the home’s potential. They should be able to imagine what their furniture will look like within the space, and poorly arranged furniture will make this difficult.
7. Multiple junk drawers. Buyers love storage space. So while you can get away with one junk drawer, it is important to make sure that you are exhibiting your home’s storage potential to the fullest capacity.
8. Overfilled closets. Once again, it is critical to make buyers feel as if your home has a lot of available storage. A packed, messy closet will do the opposite of this.
9. Cluttered countertops. You need to show all potential counter space that your home has to offer.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.