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If you are looking to sell your home, it is natural to focus on what buyers want to see. When you know what a buyer is looking for, you can tailor your home to meet their needs, and hopefully, this will make your home more appealing to the buyer. However, you may also want to focus on the aspects that buyers don’t want to see at your home.

There are some features that will turn a buyer off from a property. If these are present in your home, and if there is anything you can do about it, it makes sense to remove them or minimise the impact of these matters. You’ll find that there are some matters that you cannot do anything about, such as the recorded crime statistics for your area, but if you know that there are negative elements associated with your home, you need to ensure that there are more positive aspects to outweigh these negative elements.

Be Wary of What Buyers Don’t Want to See in Your Home

Some of the most commonly listed negative aspects that can be found in or related to a home include:

·      An elevated level of crime in the area

·      Location of the propert

·      No garden in the property

·      No parking space or a garage

·      Noisy or bad neighbours

·      Price of the property

·      Structure and condition of the property

·      Substandard plumbing

·      The size of the property

The aspect that you can have the most impact on is the condition and structure of the property. Therefore, if this is in poor condition, it makes sense to spend time and money improving the condition of the property, or you may have to revalue the price and your expectations of the property.

Answer Questions About Concerns Buyers Have

Sometimes being aware of problems and minimising the impact is all that matters when selling your home. If there are negative aspects of the property, don’t shy away from these matters, be prepared to discuss the problem. It may be that there are mitigating circumstances for a problem at the home or it could be that the problems are no longer relevant or present.

If you don’t confront potential problems and a prospective buyer finds a problem, they will be suspicious and will believe that there is a significant problem with the property. However, if you take control of the situation, you may be able to assuage any fears and minimise the way a prospective buyer feels about a property.

You don’t want to necessarily lower the price for every issue or problem at your property, but you may want to be realistic about the pricing of the property. If there are clear issues or problems that may put a buyer off at the expected price, you may need to be realistic. This is a challenging time in the property market, so knowing what buyers are looking for and what puts them off is important.

If you are selling your home and you want support, contact Deakin White and we will be more than happy to assist you.

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