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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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10) Too cluttered - Nothing turns a buyer off more than walking into a potential new home and seeing it filled with stuff. If you really want to sell your home at least take the time and effort to put away, or better yet, dispose of some of your less useful belongings. That collection of McDonald’s plastic toys sitting on your computer desk might have been worth a chuckle when you bought them 3 years ago but c’mon.. get rid of them. Chuck it, stow it, or store it.
9) Too homey - This is hotly debated both ways with one side advising to keep it personal and the other side voting for “less is more”. If your house has an abundance of personal photos, knick-knacks, quilts, and those little marks on the wall from when the kids were growing up, it very well might turn off potential buyers. To help them try to envision themselves living in your house think about keeping the “this is my house” stuff down to a minimum while it’s on the market.
8) Lack of Curb Appeal - If you are trying to sell your home, spend some time and/or money on cleaning up the yard/facade of the house. It never ceases to amaze me when sellers have weeds growing in their yards or still have Christmas lights hanging… in JULY. Hire a landscaper or pay the neighbor’s kid $5 to cut the grass, pull the weeds, and plant some pretty flowers that someone’s wife will fall in love with. Spending some money when you’re trying to sell a home for hundreds of thousands of dollars is a no-brainer.
7) Terrible Photos - This is something a LOT of real estate agents are guilty of. If your home looks unattractive in the MLS photos then expect less people to come by to take a look. Your home has to be appealing and enticing to potential buyers so take the time to make sure you display the best shots you can. Athol over at REagentinct.com has a recurring “Bad MLS Photo of the Day” post that shows just how bad things can get (and also a .
6) Condition of the House - Imagine this… your house has been on the market for 4 months.. several showings.. no offers.. You wonder to yourself, “How can I get this much traffic and not have a single offer?” Believe it or not, the stained carpet, warped floorboard, stuck window, and the algae-green pool might have something to with it. Wise up, roll up your sleeves, and take care of it. Better yet have someone else do it. Most home buyers want a turn-key house that won’t require any additional work to move into so keep that in mind if you won’t budge on the price.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.