Long Island Home Sellers - Buyers Do Not Want This

Real Estate Agent with The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803

Unless You Are Looking To Sell Your Long Island Home "As Is" To An Investor, Long Island Buyers Have Told Us What They Are NOT Looking For In A Home...


Many Long Island Home Buyers Know What They Want In A Home, And They Know Especially What They Don't Want.


Here Are Some Examples of What Homebuyers Have Told Larry & Sheila What They Do Not Want:


  • Outdated Wallpaper
  • Heavy Window Treatments
  • Dark Painted Rooms
  • Ceramic Tile or Butcher-Block Counter-Tops
  • Smoke Odors
  • Wall Paneling
  • Shag Carpets
  • Avocado Green or Harvest Gold Appliances
  • Pastel Tubs/Sinks/Toilet/Tiles in their Bathrooms
  • Linoleum Floors
  • Taxidermy Wall Trophies
  • Clutter
  • Mis-Matched Appliances
  • Dirty Wet Towels in The Bath
  • Bugs or Spider Webs Gathered Around
  • Pop-Corn Ceilings
  • Bathroom Wall to Wall Carpet


Another turn-off for many Long Island buyers is they do not want a home where do-it-yourself projects were started, but were not completed. They don't want to finish work that a homeowner began, but never finished. 


So Home Sellers Listen Up, When you're ready to sell your Long Island Home or Condo, Call Lawrence and Sheila Agranoff at our Cell: 631-805-4400. We will price your residence to match what home buyers believe the value is, knowing what they want and what they do not want...

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Comments (12)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry and Sheila. For those who cannot afford to do it all but need the biggest bang for the buck should seek your counsel for top buck results. Enjoy your day. 

Dec 04, 2023 04:31 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

you guys nailed it on the negatives, nice job.Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Dec 04, 2023 05:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Great list, Sheila and Larry. Turns out that Long Island home buyers are not at all different from Charlotte home buyers!

Dec 04, 2023 05:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These are very good reminders to share with home sellers.

Dec 04, 2023 07:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sheila and Larry and that is list is lots of things on it that people tell me they do not want also.  Make it a great week.


Dec 04, 2023 09:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Larry and Sheila,

I can say without hesitation Austin buyers are looking for the same things.

Dec 04, 2023 10:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Larry and Sheila- over the years buyers have become more educated. They know the value of a home that is well-maintained and updated. 

Dec 04, 2023 06:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  loved your post but the Outdated Wallpaper caught my attention, the first house I bought was in Waterbury CT and it was a early 1900's colonial two story home with lots of outdated wallpaper and that was in the early 1980's, Endre

Dec 04, 2023 10:39 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would not want any of that in a home that I was thinking about buying and sellers should definitely take this into account if they want to sell their home for top dollar.

Dec 05, 2023 03:57 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Thank you all for your comments. Very much appreciate it!

Dec 05, 2023 05:04 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Quite a list, and must say there is not a single item I disagree with.  Just agree more whole heartedly on a few more than the others.  lol  m

Dec 05, 2023 07:49 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I love this blog.  YOu tell it like it is and all sellers should not only respect you for it, they should seek you out to SELL their home. 5-Star Blog

Dec 06, 2023 09:27 AM