What turns off buyers during viewings?

Ever heard people say they had decided a property was the home for them in the first few seconds?
According to Rightmove, the UK’s number one property website, 2 in 5 buyers will decide if a house is for them before they even get past the hallway.

Messy Room

From interviews through to first dates, we’ve probably all been guilty of making judgements in the first few seconds. According to Rightmove, the UK’s number one property website, this is also true in the world of property as 2 in 5 buyers will decide if a house is for them before they even get past the hallway. That’s not long to make a great first impression and help buyers see how your property could be their dream home.

No longer is selling a home just a case of good marketing and advertising in the right places – it now needs to have real appeal and wow buyers as soon as they walk through your front door. Buyers often say that they are looking for properties which require little or no work, so making sure your property really sells itself when buyers walk through that door could have you singing all the way to your new dream home.

Rightmove’s research revealed that buyers are put off by a number of factors when viewing a home; 60% stated dirty kitchens, 58% said poorly cared for exteriors, and 62% said dirty bathrooms. It’s not about spending thousands of pounds on makeovers, but with bit of TLC you could help turn your home into a buyers dream. A fresh coat of paint, a spring clean, de-cluttering and de-personalising could make all the difference and needn’t break the bank.

Ryder and Dutton can provide all our sellers with feedback from viewings and advice on what you can do to improve the presentation of your property to help turn your property into a dream home for buyers.

Source: Rightmove Survey, 12th -19th June 2012

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