Even in a seller’s market, you need to make sure your home is in tip-top condition and appeals to as many buyers as possible. You placed your property on the market a few weeks ago. Sure, buyers showed up in the beginning. But interest quickly waned. What could be hindering your Havasu home sale? It might be something you aren’t even aware of.
What Turns a Buyer Away From a Havasu Home Sale?
Too Much Personalizing
We understand how much you love your dog. But pictures and statuettes of the breed all over your home could be turning away buyers from completing a Havasu home sale. Part of the decluttering process is to get rid of personal items (photos, kids’ artwork on the fridge, your glass menagerie, the collection of clowns you’ve acquired throughout the years). Buyers may end up focusing more on the personal items than they do on the rooms that contain them.
Never underestimate the power of bad smells to sabotage a Havasu home sale. Pets and smokers tend to leave the worst scents behind. They also happen to be the most difficult to get rid of. First, expect to spend a lot of time deep cleaning everything: drapes, carpets, upholstery, linens, etc. Unfortunately, even scrubbing the walls may not be enough. If that’s the case, you may need to paint after you scrub. Pet urine that goes all the way down to the padding in your carpet may even require replacement of it all.
One way of getting rid of powerful pet smells after you deep clean is with volcanic minerals found in products like Gonzo Odor Eliminator. An all-natural ingredient, it is non-toxic to pets and humans. Simply charge the rocks by setting them in the sun for a specified period of time. They soak up any unpleasant smells in the air naturally and completely. You can find this product in any home improvement store or order online.
Covering Up Problems Instead of Fixing Them
Another way you might be harming your Havasu home sale is by covering up issues instead of fixing them. A little paint and powder hides a problem. But, if the buyer doesn’t spot it, a home inspector probably will. Instead of painting over mold, clean it up properly. Putting artwork over a water stain or placing an area rug over damaged flooring doesn’t erase the trouble. Today’s buyers lift up rugs and move furniture to look at every part of a home before they buy it. You’re better off fixing the issues before you list. Otherwise, you may find yourself discounting your sale price to compensate.
Limiting Show Times
Finally, I’ve talked about this before as a common home seller mistake. Limiting the