Five things that put buyers off

When it comes to selling a property, first impressions really count – from the way the home is marketed to the street appeal a prospective buyer sees when they first drive past, and what they find inside the property at an open home.

And, when it comes to making a positive first impression, the little things add up.

With that in mind, here are five things that put buyers off.  

Bad photography

The first experience a potential buyer has with any property is usually the online listing, and it’s the property images that either instantly lure them in or put them off.

If you’re selling, it pays to invest in good photography that showcases the home in the best possible light. This photography forms the basis of the marketing campaign which is designed to attract prospective buyers to view the property in person.  

Obvious repairs

What might seem a small repair to you can be a major red flag for a prospective buyer, so it’s important to have any maintenance and repairs tended to prior to putting your home on the market.

In this case, the little things definitely add up, with minor jobs like loose decking, cracked walls, rusted gutters or broken fencing all indicating to a prospective buyer that a property isn’t well cared for.

Dirt and Clutter

The aim of any open home or buyer inspection is to showcase the property as best as possible and invite the prospective buyer to envisage themselves in that space.

That’s why a good de-clutter and clean is an essential prior to hosting open homes. The cleaner the property is, the better maintained it will feel, while decluttering allows potential buyers to see the property for what it is and imagine how it could feel if they lived there.

Clingy sellers

Selling a home can be emotional, but the aim of the game is to turn the page on a new chapter.

When it comes to open homes, negotiating with prospective buyers and outlining the features of the property, take a step back and allow your agent to do their job.

This is where an agent’s professional expertise and industry experience should come into its own, allowing them to gauge the response of buyers, showcase the property’s attributes and connect your home with the right purchaser.

Meanwhile, as attached as you may be to a property, any potential buyer wants their own opportunity to put their stamp on it and must be able to imagine calling it their own.

The wrong agent

On that note, picking the wrong agent to handle your property sale is one of the worst mistakes you can make.

Ensure you select your agent carefully based on their results, experience, the way they work with people and also how they make you feel when it comes to handling the sale of your home.

Just as first impressions count with properties, they also count when it comes to the way buyers feel about the agent handling the sale.

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