10 ways to turn off a homebuyer

May 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

 Bankrate.com

Highlights

  • Experts identify 10 seller mistakes that turn off buyers.
  • Dirt, odors, too many personal items make the list.
  • Small fixes can make a big difference in marketing a home.

What a difference a couple of years makes.

Back in 2007, homebuyers would beg to purchase your house. They would even bid more than the asking price for the privilege to do so.

Today … well, not so much. Once the real estate bubble burst and foreclosures poisoned the housing pool, buyers suddenly regained the upper hand. But instead of buying, they’re waiting, convinced that housing prices will continue to drop.

10 home sales killers

  1. Dirt
  2. Odors
  3. Old fixtures
  4. Wallpaper
  5. Popcorn acoustic ceilings
  6. Too many personal items
  7. Snoopy sellers
  8. Misrepresenting your home
  9. Poor curb appeal
  10. Clutter

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