If you're planning to sell your home, make sure you know the top major turn-offs for home buyers. By avoiding these, you are not only making your home shine but you are also securing the increase of your home worth. Read on to learn more.

Dirty Front Door Entrance

First impression lasts so make sure that your front door/entrance is clean, properly maintained, and attractive. After all, this is the first thing that homebuyers see. Having a dirty front door says a lot and buyers will assume that you also have a grimy interior. Avoid this by cleaning and scrubbing your entrance, get rid of the cobwebs, and maybe even get a brand new door. This gives you that "wow" factor, thus making your home shine.

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Poor Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is all about having a great front lawn that is clean, pretty, and attractive. This is easy to do. Start by tidying the plants and pulling up the weeds. You need to make sure that your front lawn looks well-maintained. Paint the trims, mow the grass, and remove unattractive plants. Add some pots, maybe dress it up with a little paint, and you can sell your home for top dollar!

Unpleasant Odors

No one wants a home that has bad odors. From smoking to having a pet inside your house, make sure you get rid of all these grimy and dirty odors before you let anyone in. Thoroughly clean your home, disinfect it, and to make it smell even better, put on some freshly baked bread or cookies in the oven and the house will instantly smell like home.

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Filthy Bathrooms and Kitchens

Dirty kitchens and bathrooms are a big no-no. They make the house look and feel uninviting and gross. Make sure these areas are always clean and smelling fresh.



Offer a reasonable price by checking the current housing trends in the market. So take your real estate agent’s advice when it comes to setting a price for your home. If you have questions about home selling, feel free to contact me.



Sean Blanchette
(703) 371-5710

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