Five Ways Homebuyers Get the Wrong Impression of Your Home


Why can’t you sell you home? You’ve done everything right, or so you think. You’ve painted, landscaped and staged, but your home isn’t selling as fast as you thought it would. Here are some surprising reasons why buyers may have the wrong impression.

Poor photography. Don’t take pictures of anything that won’t help your home sell. Make your eye see details, like mail sticking out of the mailbox, trash receptacles on the front lawn and tricycles in the driveway. Take the time to remove anything that doesn’t enhance your home’s presentation. Check out our Top Landscaping Tips to kick up your curb appeal

Pets. Barking dogs can be intimidating, distracting and sometimes dangerous. Secure your pet in a crate during showings, board them, or take them with you. Otherwise, buyers won’t feel comfortable viewing your home. Here is a great article by Zillow with Tips for Selling a House with Pets at Home.

The car park. If you have a two-car garage and two cars, put both cars in the garage. If you have more vehicles than garage spaces, with cars on the street, it makes your home appear too small for the number of occupants.

Being too controlling. When you limit the times your home can be shown, you’re handicapping homebuyers who may only be able to come at that time.

The wrong price. Your home is in a neighborhood of similar homes in vintage or size. If homebuyers don’t see the reasons why your home is worth more than other similar homes, they’ll move on to the next listing. See our Top 10 Home Remodeling Projects you can do to boost the value of your home and sell it for top dollar.

You can count on your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas professional to help you avoid similar mistakes and sell your home in a timely manner.


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