The Biggest Five Aesthetic Blunders Sellers in Kingwood Texas Make when Selling Their Home, by Bryan Fagan, expert real estate agent.

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Real Estate Attorney with Law Office of Bryan Fagan

Aesthetics play a huge part in a successful sale. It seems that a large portion of the buying decision is influenced my emotion. Appearances possess a strong capacity to impact feelings. This article covers a few of the biggest errors in terms of appearance that sellers in the Kingwood Texas area make, so you can avoid these mistakes and fetch a higher price for your house.

Lighting is crucial when showing your house to a buyer.

Mistake #1 - Poor Lighting A brightly lit house with natural light seems bright and inviting. Houses that are dark seem to be much more gloomy.

Open all the windows and pull back all the curtains. You should consider adding additional lighting in your house if the present lighting is inadequate.

The subtle taste of how your house smells has a big impact on the buyer.

Mistake #2 - Lack of Attention to Scent While it's nice to have a faint, clean scent to the house, what should absolutely be avoided are any noticeable strange smells or odors.

To inherit the seller's odors is the last thing a buyer wants. Use of some air fresheners prior to showing the house can work wonders.

The inside of your house is not the only place you should pay attention to.

Mistake #3 - Poor Exterior First Impression The exterior, including the paint and the front yard, both play an important factor in the buyer's decision making process.

Keep in mind, the outside provides homebuyers with their initial image of the home.

Another frequent error made is having rooms painted unappealing and strange colors, such as, orange. Maybe you like pink or it goes with your accessories. But, for the individual shopper, the hues might or might not be appropriate.

Does it make sense to go out on a limb? Make sure all the walls are painted a neutral color,before showing your house.

Mistake #5 - Not Making Obvious Repairs

Spray WD-40 on any squeaking hinges. If you are having issues with major utilities be sure to have those problems resolved first. In the event that kitchen cupboards or counters are marred or outdated, replacing them is likely to be needed.

All mold, mildew and dirt should be removed from the tiles. Often times it could even pay to replace old windows.

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Comments (2)

Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
Realtor

Hi Bryan;

I do appreciate your list of mistakes all sellers make. I do hope sellers would see this post and learn something.

Jan 17, 2010 02:00 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Simple and basic tips.  You would think it should be called 'selling 101' but yet just today I showed 2 homes that you would have thought we showed up without an appointment when you seen their condition.  Hard to believe people want to sell but put no effort into making their homes presentable.

Robert May

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Jan 17, 2010 02:00 PM