When you’re selling a home in Lake City or another community, you know that it’s going to be inspected and judged by each and every prospective buyer who comes through.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of buyers’ biggest deal-breakers. You can use this list to walk through your own home before you put it on the market and make improvements where necessary.
Buyers’ Biggest Deal-Breakers: 5 Things That Could Kill Your Sale
- Run-down kitchens
- Over-used bathtubs
- Dark rooms
- Formal living rooms
- Cluttered closets
When your kitchen looks tired – you know the look we mean – buyers will walk right out. That’s true even if they never cook. Kitchens sell homes, so refreshing your kitchen – even if it’s just through refacing cabinets or ditching dated decor – can make a huge difference.
We’ve all seen tubs that look old – and we all know how they can drag down an entire bathroom. It may be worth it to invest in bathtub resurfacing. Otherwise, you risk making buyers think your whole bathroom needs to be remodeled.
Turn on the lights! Dark rooms feel closed in and small, so if your windows don’t pull in enough natural light, make sure the switches are in the “On” position. The room will feel a lot more welcoming when it’s bright.
Formal Living Rooms
Most people have no use for a formal living room, and that can hurt your chances of a sale. In fact, people want to buy houses that have a lot of usable space. If you have a formal living room, think about switching it to a media room, home office or exercise space to show buyers its potential.
Everybody wants ample room to store their clothing, but when they see your clothes spilling out of the closet, they know they’ll have the same problem. The solution: Take out two-thirds of your clothes and put them somewhere else. That way, your closet looks better and things are easier to access in the meantime.
Are You Selling or Buying a Home for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re selling a home in Lake City, we’re the local experts. We know how to market your home aggressively and bring in qualified buyers, and we’d love to help you sell quickly and at the right price.
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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