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Potential buyers are looking at many different aspects when shopping for a new home. When I want to sell my house, I want to make sure that I am doing everything I can to attract the right kind of buyer to my property. When I finally get that prospective inspection, it’s important to not do anything to cause a buyer to lose interest. The last thing I want to do is turn off a prospective buyer and deprive that buyer the opportunity of seeing the potential in my property.
The top turnoff for a potential buyer is a dirty home. Although dishes and laundry are a reality in everyday life, the buyer doesn’t want to think about that anymore than they want to be reminded of their own chores to do. What a buyer wants to see is a home at it’s best shape, clean and fresh looking. This means that a fresh look at every showing is a top priority.
Another top turnoff for potential buyers is outdated home decor. When shopping for a new home, buyers are looking for a fresh start. They don’t want to start a new chapter in life using the same stuff that they grew up on. This doesn’t have to be an expensive venture, but as simple as replacing aging doorknobs and switch plate covers. When in doubt, consult an expert on how to bring a new modern look. Indy’s A-List has a great list of top designers recommended by the residents of Indiana.
A common complaint in people being shown homes is the presence of expensive luxury items. The top of these lists are hot tubs and swimming pools. While me as a seller might see those types of products as happy memories, the potential buyer might see high maintenance and space takers. It’s important for buyers to have a clean slate to see how they can make their own memories.
If you don’t want to deal with the moods of potential buyers, remember that we buy houses in Indianapolis. Give us a call or drop us a message and see if we can help you simplify your life.