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Common Mistakes That Make Home Buyers Run

Posted by Terence Davids on Sep 7, 2017 9:25:38 AM
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If you've decided to sell your home in Niagara, we can't stress how important it is to be sure you impress potential buyers. If you want your home to sell quickly and at the best price, you need to ensure that buyers are wowed the second they walk through your door.

We put together a list of common mistakes homeowners make when selling their home that has buyers racing back out the door they just walked in. You want to avoid these problems to ensure that your home sells quickly.

Interesting Paint Colours

There are some buyers who look at a home and can see beyond the decor and bold paint colours in the home and visualize themselves living there. Some home buyers can't do that. You don't want to risk whether you'll get buyers coming through your home who can't see beyond the bright green walls.

It's also important to note that the colours on the walls can have an impact on the mood of the buyers. This impact can be positive. Blue walls make occupants feel relaxed, and can create a soft atmosphere. The impact can also be negative, however. If the shade of blue is too dark, the room can feel dark and seem smaller than it actually is. You're safest to stick with neutrals, and paint over any bold colours.

Having Pets Around

Your pets are part of your family, but pets are not part of every family. Some home buyers may be allergic, or have an aversion to dogs or cats. When you're showing your home be sure that your furry friends are out of the house, to make it easier for buyers to go through and see your home.

It's also important to keep your home very clean when you've got pets. If your home is covered in fur, it's not going to seem appealing. The same can be said for pet odors. You may not notice if your home smells like your pets, but a buyer certainly will.

An Unclean Home

This one should go without saying, but you should keep your home in pristine condition when you're selling it. A dirty home isn't appealing to buyers. Once the "For Sale" sign goes up on your lawn, you'll want to keep your home as spotless as you can.

Pay close attention when cleaning to the kitchens and bathrooms, as these can be the deal breakers for many buyers. Clean up any stained counter tops, remove all dishes, scrub the soap scum, and tidy up grimy grout.

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Topics: Selling A Home