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Knight West, your local Colchester Estate Agents, share the top 5 Turn-Offs for House Viewers.


If you’re considering putting your home on the market and are hoping for a quick sale, it’s important to consider what you can do to make your home look as attractive as possible. 
 
Research suggests that there are a handful of common turn-offs, which grate the majority of us when viewing a property. We’ve compiled a guide to the biggest turn-offs when viewing a property, to make sure your home doesn’t fall into any of these categories!
 
Unclean home
 
  • Now this one may seem pretty obvious, but you’d be surprised at the number of properties which will happily invite potential buyers over for viewings when their house is still unclean. It can be tricky to keep on top of things when your house has been on the market for a little while, but we recommend trying to book viewings at times when you know you'll be able to have a little tidy round beforehand. Not a surprise at all, that this is the number one biggest turn-off for house viewers!
 
Old-fashioned bathroom or kitchen
 
  • As we’ve discussed in our previous news articles, a bathroom and kitchen can make or break a home. Not only can a shiny new kitchen or bathroom add huge amounts of value to your home, they can also seal the deal for a potential new buyer. It’s no surprise then, that an old-fashioned bathroom or kitchen are number two and three on our list! Not only are they not quite as aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also expensive and time-consuming to replace. 
 
Brightly Coloured Walls or Carpets
 
  • When it comes to viewing a house, the potential buyer will naturally try to imagine themselves living there; how would their furniture fit in? How would they go about their daily routine? It can be pretty tough to do this in a house, which is bold and bright, and not to everyone’s taste. Highly patterned carpets can be a huge turn-off, as once again they can be expensive to replace. So it’s worth considering having a fairly neutral decorating scheme if you’re looking to sell. And there you have it, the final two biggest turn offs when viewing a home!
 
Hopefully, this will have given you a list of things to consider and helped you view your own home through a fresh set of eyes. If you’d like a FREE Valuation of your home before you start scrolling through Rightmove, then you can book yours here.
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