From pet beds to princess palaces, there are five features that could make your San Diego home less attractive to home buyers. Want to know how to sell your home for more? Check out these home seller, real estate selling tips for San Diego sellers! Today, we’re talking all about how to avoid turning off prospective San Diego home buyers, so you can get more money when selling your home.
Just because there’s something in your home that you love, buyers are going to love it too, right? Wrong.
Here are 5 things that could turn buyers away!
#1 -Converting Your Garage into a Family Room
I see this infraction happening a lot. But most home buyers want a secure, covered place to park their cars. This is especially true in places where cold winters are the norm. Or in the summer, when the sun beats down on leather seats.
The point is, if you turn the garage into a family room, you’re going to repel most home buyers by default.
#2 – Turning Your Kids’ Room Into A Theme Park
If you turn your daughter’s room into a princess palace, you will immediately turn buyers away, because this translates as dollar signs for a buyer. This is especially true if the buyers don’t have children, teenage children, or all boys. The home buyer will have to paint the room back to neutral colors, tear down any miniature built-ins or doll houses, and remove decals, stickers, and hanging fixtures in order to bring the room back down to earth.
#3 – Adding an Above Ground Pool
When you’re selling a house, this is a huge turn off to potential buyers. Not only are they a huge eye sore, they often leave dead spots in the grass — And in the case of the pool, water damage on wood.
#4 – Putting Pets Front and Center
This is a hard fact to swallow, but not everyone loves puppies. Some home buyers will think that your dog’s bed is cute, and some will be visually assaulted. Some people have debilitating allergies to animals, some people are neat freaks, and some people just don’t like pets.
#5 – Keeping Old Fixtures
Today’s home buyers want updated fixtures. This can be anything from outdated hardware, granite countertops, to stainless steel appliances, to LED lighting. To get top dollar for your home, you may have to let your laminate counters go.
Enjoy your San Diego home and do whatever you want with it. Just keep in mind that sometimes life throws you lemons and you may have to move. So before you convert the garage into a yoga studio, please keep your home’s resale value in mind. I can help you make the best decisions when it comes to the resale value of your home.
If you’re thinking about making a move, I can help you through the process. Just send me a message or text me. No pressure, no sales tactics, just the help and guidance that you need!