These Three Small Flaws Can Deter Potential Homebuyers

Posted by Dwane Crews on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 10:05am.

These Three Small Flaws Can Deter Potential Homebuyers

When your house is on the market, it can seem like a neverending to-do list of improvements. From exterior fixes to interior improvements, there's a lot to consider. It’s easy to just focus on major improvements like paint jobs and broken appliances, but small problems also need to be fixed. In fact, there are a few small home flaws that can deter potential homebuyers from choosing your house out of the lot.

Torn Window Screens

A tear in your window screens can be something that’s really easy to overlook, but not for buyers. Window screens are a pain to replace and homebuyers definitely don’t want to make this improvement themselves. Save them the hassle and impress them with new, shiny window screens.

Electrical Panels

If your current electrical panel has had a lot of wear and tear, it may not even be up to code anymore. Although you may think it works great, this can be a dealbreaker in a home sale. Call out an electrician if the panel is on the old side. If it’s not up to code, get estimates from several electricians and you’ll have a head start on impressing homebuyers.

Bad Door Handles

Do any of your doors stick? Do some of them not close properly? Do you have to slam some doors to even get them closed? These will be things that potential homebuyers will test while checking out your house. If you want them to even consider your house, fix these handles and locks. They’ll no longer be an issue during your walkthrough.

These are just a few of the small flaws that can deter a homebuyer, so make the small fixes and you’ll be glad you did. Your Synergy Realty Network agent can also help you pinpoint a few changes that will help you get that sold sign in your yard even faster. Call us today and let’s get your home even closer to sold! 

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