6 Easy Ways To Scare Away Potential Home Buyers

Top 10 Buyer Mistakes

While some of these may seem small and irrelevant, many buyers agonize over the smallest of details. The following are 6 easy ways to attract home buyers because they eliminate these things that  scare away most buyers. Fortunately, they are also fairly easy to remedy.

6 easy ways to attract home buyers, What to do to sell your home quickly and for the best price
A messy home is a sure way to kill your home sale. Uncluttered rooms
with minimal furnishings and lots of light will stage your Home
and make it look like a builder’s model home.

These 6 easy ways to attract home buyers can be accomplished easily and quickly and at minimal cost.


Hardly any two people can agree on which wallpaper looks good. So while you may think your choice looks FANTASTIC, most buyers will probably disagree. This wouldn’t be such a huge deal but removing wallpaper is very time-consuming, tedious, and just a general pain.

Bold Paint

Obviously, bold paint really makes a room pop. However, just like with wallpaper it probably isn’t what a new buyer wants. Neutral colors help let potential buyers picture it in their own colors.

Gold Fixtures

Older homes tend to have gold-colored fixtures. Most of today’s homes have brushed nickel fixtures or sometimes oil-rubbed bronze. Gold fixtures tend to make your home look and feel old and dated.


Carpet trends are way down. While carpets can be done well, most buyers will still prefer hardwood floors or tile. One thing that will make your home 200% harder to sell is… carpet in the kitchen.


Buyers are looking to get the most space for their buck. Lots of clutter makes a home look so much smaller than it really is. If your home looks smaller the price will seem too high. Perception is very important.


So many homes have been passed by due to an odor. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelmingly bad odor. A slight, subtle, and odd smell can scare away a potential buyer just as quick. There is a saying among real estate agents, “If you can smell it you can’t sell it!” and that is not an understatement.

Additional information can be found in our “Seller Tips and Tricks” blog 

These are just 6 easy ways to attract home buyers. There are many other steps to take so that you can make sure you sell your home quickly and for top dollar! Download our sellers guide for more information.  

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