Are Curb Appeal Problems Keeping Potential Buyers Away?
As a home seller you probably spring into action when your agent calls to set up a showing to a potential buyer. Ideally, you agree to the requested time, rearrange any plans you had, and start picking up toys, doing laundry, and cleaning your house so it’s spic and span.
But one of your great frustrations may be when that potential buyer cancels the showing, especially if you went through all the work of cleaning and prepping the house. There are some great, logical reasons buyers cancel a showing that are completely out of your control. They include:
But, there are some other reasons you may want to consider, especially if this has happened several times.
Is driving by your home turning off buyers?
Ask yourself this: “What is the first impression my home gives from the road?”
This is called curb appeal, which you have probably heard of but may have not considered a serious concern. However, those last few weeks of winter can wreak havoc on your home, yard and entryway’s appearance. Mud and dirty snow combine with remnants of storm damage and downed branches, leaving your property looking unkempt and unappealing
Here are a few ways to address lost curb appeal at this time of year:
If you are willing to invest a bit of time and energy, your home’s curb appeal should not be a reason buyers cancel seeing your home. Even in a sellers’ market, it pays to put in effort and make a good first impression. Ask your real estate professional for an unbiased opinion about how your home looks form the road.