Woe is Me: Seven Turn-offs Buyers Can’t Ignore
If you are thinking of selling your Sedona home, I have a few tips to help you get
the most value from your home sale. Instead of providing a list of ‘must-haves’ for your Sedona home, I’d like to share a list of ‘must-not haves’ to ensure that your home puts its best foot forward.
There are several factors that can turn off Sedona buyers when choosing a new
home. Some of the biggest turnoffs include:
Poor Condition or Outdated Features
Most buyers want a home that is move-in ready, and they may be turned off by a
home that is in poor condition or has outdated features that require extensive
remodeling. Let’s look at a few of these features:
The location of a home is important to buyers, and a home that is in a less desirable area may be a turn-off. Location issues may include being on a busy road or in an area with limited access to amenities. Because a home can’t be moved, there are limited strategies for minimizing difficulties with the location. Busy road? Consider adding shrubs, foliage, or even a sound wall to cope with excess noise. A sensible tactic for coping with location issues is to address the problem head-on with an appropriate pricing strategy.
Lack of Storage Space
Buyers want a home with ample storage space, and they may be turned off by a
home that doesn't have enough closets or storage areas. Consider adding a shed in the backyard or installing shelving or cabinets in the garage to help alleviate the
Strong or unpleasant odors, such as cigarette smoke, pet odors, or mold, can be a major turnoff for buyers. Please have a trusted friend “nose-test” your home and address odors before bringing your home to the market.
Poor Layout or Lack of Natural Light
Buyers want a home with a functional layout that flows well and has plenty of
natural light. A home with a poor layout or lack of natural light may be a turn- off. While you can’t always change the layout of a home, you can remove heavy
window coverings that block natural light. Remove clutter and clunky furniture to make rooms feel more expansive. If you don’t mind painting, a light color will reflect light and will make the whole space feel more inviting.
Buyers want to feel like they are getting a good value for their money, and an
overpriced home may be a turn-off. Listen carefully to your Sedona Realtor’s
advice to appropriately price your home.
Sedona buyers want a home that meets their needs and is a good value for their
money. They want a home that is in good condition, has a desirable location, and
meets their functional and aesthetic preferences. I’d love to help you get your
home ready for its debut. Give me a call today! 928-821-1138