Most sellers focus on beautifying their home before it hits the market. They’re absolutely right that this is a HUGE part of making sure your home stands out and loved by the biggest pool of Buyers. However, in the pursuit of picking the right wall color or finding the right accessories, little things get overlooked. Some of these little things can actually impact a Buyers desire to put in an offer. Here are a few little things that can make a Big impact:
Bugs. Some buyers are very turned off by the thought of any bugs. In Arizona our biggest issue for buyers are scorpions. But I’ve been in listings where spiders, roaches, etc.. are nesting right in the pathway of a Buyer’s view. Inside and Out!
Carpet Spots. When you live an active Day to Day life, the flooring can get tired and spotty. In the minds of a Buyer, this may be mean a complete replacement of the entire home carpet. Translation: this could cost me hundreds in flooring replacement.
Cloudy windows. If it’s dirt, then it’s an easy fix. Clean them! If it’s a part of the Window, then it could be broken seals. While it may cost you more to replace them, know that 1) they’ll be detected in a home inspection and 2) may cause you an issue in energy efficiency or break the window.
Thick or Pungent Smells. I love cooking and baking! I’m at my happiest when I have a cutting board and oven in front of me. Certain smells turn off Buyers because they’re worried they won’t be able to get those smells out of the walls. This goes for cigarettes and cigars. There is NO amount of air spray, cleaning agents, etc., that can easily get those out. And I can write a book on Pet urine smells.
These are so easy to overlook because we live our lives in this home. While Buyers are attracted to the décor, Buyers look at more than the pretty color walls and fluffy pillows.