Home selling tips/advice for future reference…

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Twyla_Smith:  I find that I notice flooring the most, so it sounds like you’re on the right track! I’ll also notice kitchen appliances and cabinet doors (things that come with the house).  

Post # 4
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42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The first thing I usually notice is clutter and lack of cleanliness. If the previous owners couldn’t even keep the place clean, I know they didn’t do regular maintenance on the larger things.

Post # 5
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2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Twyla_Smith:  Some things that I started noticing when we were looking a couple months back that should be easy fixes.

  • Being able to see my own furniture there (IE not too cluttered or too “anything” neutral style is good)
  • Use of space. There shouldnt be any dead space/awkward set ups. I dont want to buy a house and then go “wtf am I going to use this room for”
  • lighting. I hated going into houses that didnt have overhead lighting and natural light. Cut back shrubs and update lighting. 
  • Closet space- cheap wire organizers can maximize average closet space and make it a selling point. 
  • smells- it can not smell old, dusty, or really like anything. Air it out, steam clean rugs and couches.   Even having it smell like last nights dinner was bad.
  • Curb appeal- I didnt like houses that had messy yards. It was OK if they werent full of plants, but piles of trees and weeds etc was not appealing.

Post # 6
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193 posts
Blushing bee

We are selling our house and buying another (both closing enxt week). My biggest things I noticed were how many things/ appliances were on the kitchen counters and personal photos. Clearing countertops and putting away family photos helps buyers see your house as a potential house for them.

Post # 7
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I always groan to myself when a whole house is Builder Beige. It means having to go through and make the place white again (with colors in other places as accent, but it just kills me to see modern homes made all beige!).

I also notice if they have a lot of stuff mounted on the walls. Bad patch jobs are really annoying to redo.

I also notice appliances and general upkeep.

Post # 8
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10493 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

One thing I found was most houses needed work on the outside.  If there’s a crack in the garage or sidewalk, at least kill anything that’s growing out of it.  Make sure the steps to the front door are sturdy, if they are wobbly it just gave me a bad impression before I was even inside.

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