5 Ways To Ruin Your Chances Of Selling Your House

5 Ways To Ruin Your Chances Of Selling Your House

The speed of selling a house is determined by many factors which may or may not be in your control. Every owner wants to sell their house quickly for the best possible price. There are some things that could ruin your chances of selling.

Below are the 5 most common ways to ruin your chances of selling:


Lack Of Curb Appeal Or Maintenance

The first thing people see when they visit your property is the exterior of the house which includes your front lawn. If it’s dirty, messy or has overgrown grass; you’re making a very bad first impression. An overgrown yard screams neglect. Potential buyers may think  there may be other things you’ve neglected if the homeowner cannot manage simple lawn upkeep.

Do yourself and your house a favor by cleaning up your front lawn before putting your house on the market. A trimmed and organized lawn can do wonders to increase your curb appeal.


Remove Pet Odor

Let’s face it, pets have odor and sadly, not all people are pet lovers. For some people dogs can really be off-putting who are not used to keeping pets at home.

If you have pets it’s best to have them out of sight the day you’re planning to hold an open house. You can leave them with family or friends. Clean your house from top to bottom or buy some aroma diffusers to mask any pet smells.


Replace Shocking Art

People have different taste in art and what’s tasteful to you might be shocking to others. If you’re planning to stage your house, get rid of any personal belongings such as artwork that are either shocking or personal. Make your house neutral to make it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your space.


Don’t Lock Rooms

Locked rooms will make buyers suspicious. Your reason might be innocent but put yourself in their shoes. Not only do they want to see everything they also want to see what’s potentially wrong with the space. If you’re holding an open house make sure all doors are unlocked and buyers can access all rooms that they want to.


No Smoking or Moldy House

Not all people like the smell of a smokey house and a moldy house can get you sick. Luckily a smokey smelling house can be remedied by a fresh coat of paint or by pin pointing the source of  smoke and fixing it. For any mold, hire a reputable and professional mold radiation company to find out the solutions available to you.


Fix these issues before putting your house on the market. You want your house to be as attractive as possible. Buyers want a house with no issues. You may not be able to control the economy, neighbors, or the housing market but the issues above are all within your control. To sell your house quickly in a challenging market, make your house as move-in ready as possible. Avoid these issues to help sell your house fast.

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