October 5, 2021

4  Reasons Why Buyers Get Turned Off by an Otherwise Ideal Property

When prospective buyers view your property, you hope they will think it’s the perfect fit for them. It might well be. However, there are things that can get in the way of a buyer recognizing that perfect fit and making an offer. Take a look at these common reasons why some buyers will  get turned off and walk away from an otherwise ideal property:

1. Poor Staging

Is staging really that important? According to several studies, an effectively staged home will usually sell faster and for a
higher price. Staging not only makes your home look good to buyers, it also shows off all the positive characteristics of your property.

2. Clutter

Psychologists tell us that clutter often makes people uneasy. That’s definitely not the feeling you want to convey when showing your property! Also, clutter is more apparent to visitors than it may be to you.  So, if you have a room that seems a bit cramped to you, imagine how it feels to the buyer.

3. Maintenance Issues

Just as clutter does, maintenance issues make buyers uneasy. If they see a dripping faucet in the bathroom, they may
worry there are more serious issues lurking elsewhere. Also, maintenance issues are distracting. (Buyers will notice the faucet leak rather than the beautiful tiles.) So, get any needed repairs done when preparing your home for sale.

4. List Price

Setting the list price is both an art and a science. You want the price to attract as many qualified buyers as possible. If it’s set too high — or even too low — buyers who might have otherwise made an offer won’t even bother to see your property. Make sure your home is priced right. The good news is, these situations are easy to avoid. So don’t give buyers reasons not to like your property, especially if it may be ideal for them. Make sure your home shows its best.

Cindy Carmichael

Licensed Realtor®

“Putting your needs first in  Winnipeg and the surrounding area”