5 Things That Might Affect Your Home’s Ability to Sell

In this series of posts, we’ve covered the basics on how to sell your home quickly, and things to avoid when you’re in the process of showing prospective buyers the home. In this final installment, we’re going to cover some things that might hinder your ability to sell your home promptly. If you’re looking to sell, consider these features that make it more of a challenge. Don’t forget to achieve peace of mind with your current and future home with a customized Glen Rock Home Insurance policy.

A school close by.

If you have school-aged kids, this might be the best feature of the house. Letting your kids walk to school and saving you the trip to and from each day is ideal. Still, if prospective buyers don’t have kids or their children are adults, school buses, traffic and speed limits might put a damper on the home for them.

 Multilevel home.

According to Realtor, there’s something inherently romantic about a multistory home: grand staircases leading into the foyer, curling up in a bay window reading nook overlooking your lawn from the second story. But when it comes time to sell, your two-story home might offer its own unique challenges—especially if it doesn’t have the master bedroom on the first floor.

The staircase alone might be a problem for some buyers who might be older, have bad knees, or just don’t want to dash up and down a flight of stairs whenever they need something in another room. For an older demographic, one story homes are more ideal.

Overkill on renovations.

Renovations suited to your tastes doesn’t guarantee your prospective buyer will appreciate them. Depending on the location of the home, and its comparable listings, some updates such as granite countertops, landscaping, wood floors, or gaudy features will turn buyers off.

Huge yards.

You might love your acreage and room to spare, but some buyers might view the space as a chore to maintain. Small yards have the same effect on buyers who need the space. So, depending on who you’re selling to, this could work for or against your selling process.

Swimming pool.

Temperate climates are great for swimming pools. However, on the east coast, they’re virtually useless for at least 4-5 months out of the year. This advice depends on location, but typically a swimming pool can be a deal breaker for buyers. If you have a pool already, don’t sweat it. However, if you’re considering installing one, it might be best to pass.

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