10 Home Buyer Turnoffs
By Sherry Lee Cox
1. Dirt Nothing turns off a prospective buyer quicker than a dirty house. You must get your home in the absolute best condition it has ever been in. Scrub and then scrub some more. Old carpets should be replaced with new. If the carpets are relatively new, then at least have them commercially shampooed. Your home must be clean and free of all debris, including outdoors. 2. Odors Make sure your home smells fresh. Remove all evidence of pets, including pet beds, cat litter boxes, water and food bowls. Make sure pets aren't home during showings if you can. Just seeing pet bowls can sometimes make a potential home buyer imagine they are smelling pet odors. Remember, not everyone owns pets or allows them into their home. Kitchen odors can also be really bad. It is best not to cook...