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Don't be Swayed by First Impressions

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

When sellers put offer their houses for sale, they are aware of the impact that visuals will have on the buyer, so they make sure that their homes are staged well. Still, it’s important not to be dismissive of properties just because they look bad on the outside; otherwise you might be waving off homes that are wide and architecturally undamaged with an amazing floor plan despite the unattractive wallpaper and the carpet with mysterious stains. Before you move on to the next home, try to reconsider these following factors.

 

Landscape work – It would be easy for you to fix a gardening problem by yourself, if the only problem is that there are too few trees and plants or the landscape is quite overgrown. Think about it, would you rather put in a bit of time and money cleaning up and planting, or spend a lot of them removing fixtures that you don’t like?


Outside features – Add the property to your list of “maybes” if you find that all the exterior calls for to look better is a coat of paint. Keep in mind, however, that there is a monumental difference between the normal wear-and-tear signs and indications of major damage.


Walls – If the house’s walls are of a really off-putting hue, all it needs is a better paint job, as long as the house is still attractive when you imagine it having a different wall color. On the other hand, changing ugly wallpaper is a bigger task. If money and time are not an issue with you, you can go ahead and buy the house; just remove the wallpaper and get a better pattern or paint the bare walls when you move in.


Parking slots – If you are eyeing a property that only has one parking space and you own two vehicles, ask the owner or find out from your agent if the area has great security that will protect your other car if you park it on the street. Conversely, if you only have one car, and the house has a two-car garage, take into consideration if you have future plans of getting another vehicle, or if you have a lot of things that will need storing.

A house for sale may look bad at the beginning, but don’t assume that there’s nothing to be done to improve it. You don’t have to be stuck with the decisions that the previous homeowners made; as soon as you move in, you can remodel it to your liking.

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