Real Estate

What’s Turning Buyers Away From Your Property?

  • Mark Edwards ·
  • September 10, 2021

Is your home on the market? Has it been there for a while? Don’t worry – it’s a lot more common for a home to sit for a few months than to be snapped up immediately. And there are a lot of factors that can affect how fast you sell your home, and also how much for, and they’re all incredibly important to know about.

However, when you’ve had 5 to 10 different potential buyers look around your home and none of them have put in an offer yet, it could be a sign that they’re simply not liking what they’re seeing. If you think this might be the reason behind your house selling woes, it’s time to fix things up and turn your property into a dream show home.

An Outdated Looking Room

When was the last time you had the kitchen remodelled? What about the bathroom? Has it been over 10 years since you even gave them a fresh coat of paint? These are all issues that can hamper your property selling process, as an old kitchen and/or bathroom can really turn a buyer off.

After all, these rooms rarely look good! They need a contemporary lift, even if they’re vintage in nature, and people need to know that as many modern conveniences as possible have been fitted into these rooms. Which means it might be time to rip out a few appliances for replacement, get some new cupboards fitted, and you’ll definitely need to think about re-tiling the floors.

A Badly Landscaped Garden

What’s the garden like in your property? Overgrown and wild? A bit of a concrete jungle? Maybe you haven’t given it any thought at all? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! A lot of homeowners forget that the garden is a big part of the house, and has to pull its own weight when it comes to putting the property on the market.

Many buyers want to know how much backyard space they have, what can be done with it (based on your example), and they want to know that it’s well taken care of. And all of that means that it might be time for you to invest in a hydro excavation service to fit some new fencing and/or a new patio, to illustrate just how much value the garden adds to the house itself.

A Lack of Real Space

Finally, when you took photos of the house to show online, did you clear out the rooms first? If not, you’re letting yourself down here as well. People want to know just how much floor space they’re getting for their money, and that can’t be done with all that clutter in the way! So, get your furniture out of the way so that prospective buyers can see just how much space they’re working with.

If you’re struggling to sell a property, check around to be sure that you’re not accidentally making these design mistakes during the process.

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