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5 Strange Things That Can Stop a Home From Ever Selling

There are some surprisingly strange things that can prevent an otherwise great house from selling. One is colored carpet. Neutrals are preferred since they allow the new buyer the option to make the house their own. Another problem is too many pets. Smells and stains can be off-putting and a seller needs to take that into consideration. Noisy neighbors can be a problem for some as well. Privacy fences are an easy fix to this problem. Mold is a nasty feature in a house and it can be expensive to fix. Ultimately putting yourself in the buyers shoes makes selling your home much easier.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cosmetic flaws, such as an ugly green carpet, can scare off potential buyers, yet these problems are easy to fix.
  • Potential buyers do not want to see, or smell, evidence of too many pets in the house.
  • Mold is among a home buyer’s greatest fears, so have your home tested for mold and fix any problem areas before you put the house up for sale.

“While most corrective tweaks are small—say, a fresh coat of paint or a solid decluttering—sometimes the things that stop a home from selling take everyone by surprise. Here are a few that listing agents have dealt with, and the solutions that saved the day.”

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