5 Things Buyers Hate to See

When you show your home to prospective buyers, there is probably a long list of things you hope they will notice. For example, the brand new chandelier in the foyer or the recently renovated powder room on the main floor. 

But what about the things you don't want buyers to see? 

There are some items on the list that you cannot do anything about. For example, you cannot do anything about the unfinished basement perhaps. But there are many things you can do to make your home more appealing to buyers. 

Here is the top 5 of things you can do to appeal more to buyers:

  • Clutter: 

The rooms with too much furniture crammed into them or bedrooms with
clothes all over the bed and floor are not very exciting for buyers to see.

  • Maintenance Issues:

Buyers don't want to see too many faucets that need to be fixed or too many light bulb which need to be changed. 

  • Smells:

Buyers will notice the lingering smell of exotic cooking, pets and cigarette smoke.

  • Personal Items:

Of course buyers know a family lives in the home, however, they do not want to constantly be reminded of your family vacations and bowling trophies.

  • You:

It's nothing personal but buyers prefer to see your home without you in it.


Hope this list prepares you to bring your home to its fullest potential to sell your home at the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time.

For more tips on how to prepare your home for sale or for an updated evaluation of your home, feel free to contact me.