Have you ever walked into a house and were immediately turned off? Well I have seen many homes that look beautiful on the outside and have great curb appeal, but the second you open the front door something just doesn’t sit right. Home sellers need to keep their houses in pristine condition, staged and always ready to show because you never know when a potential buyer might be coming to see your home.
Over the past few years I have gathered a list of turn-offs that I have experienced with many clients on the Main Line, Delaware County and Chester County regions.
1) Foul odors that great you when you open the door; such as cat litter and cigarette smoke
2) Dogs barking; many people love dogs, but just as you should leave the house when potential buyers are walking though, so should Fido.
3) Dirty anything; dirty dishes in the sink; trash cans overflowing, dirty clothes on the floor; and dirty carpets. Make sure you take the time to clean up, having a dirty house distracts potential buyers
4) Clutter; no one wants to walk into a house that is overfilled with clutter. A potential buyer wants to be able to envision their personal belongings in the house, not spend time looking at yours or being overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have.