7 Ways To Sell Your Home With Ugly Features

For some people, moving is one of the most stressful events of their lives. This can especially be the case when homeowners must sell their houses quickly. If you need to sell your home quickly, but aren’t sure how to do so, consider hiring a reputable, real estate agent near you. This professional can walk through your home and provide ideas about how you can make it more attractive to potential buyers. For example, your real estate agent might recommend you replace the carpet in your living room with hardwood floors. On this blog, I hope you will discover the numerous ways a real estate agent can assist you during the home selling process. Enjoy!

7 Ways To Sell Your Home With Ugly Features

4 August 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Selling your home could become a challenge if it has an ugly feature. In some instances, you have control over an undesirable feature. In others, you have to find a way to sell the home to a potential buyer despite the feature. If your home has ugly features, here are some ways to deal with it. 

  1. Enhance your curb appeal. If your ugly feature is the neighborhood, you need to help your home stand out from the others. Simple moves, such as planting brightly colored flowers and powering your home's exterior, can make it more appealing to potential buyers.  

  2. Create a focal point. In a room that has a particular unattractive feature, you need to draw the attention away from it to a feature that is more attractive. For instance, in your living room, you could stage the room to make the fireplace stand out. The feature should be immediately noticeable the moment a buyer walks into the room.  

  3. Lower the price. Potential buyers might be more willing to buy the home if they believe they will have the money to get rid of the ugly feature. For instance, if you lower the price $5,000, homebuyers who are turned off by your kitchen might be willing to consider buying if they can put the savings towards renovating the space.  

  4. Hide the neighbors' ugly yards. If your neighbors' neglected properties are the problem, you can use shrubs and trees to hide them. You could even install a water feature in the backyard and use greenery to help create an oasis that prevents the buyers from seeing what lies beyond the fencing.  

  5. Look for choice moments to show the home. If neighborhood businesses are the problem, try to only show the home when the area is not heavily impacted by those businesses. For instance, if you live near a school, wait until weekends or after school to show the home.  

  6. Offer concessions. Lowering the price might not be enough to convince a buyer to purchase your home. Concessions could be the incentive needed. Offering to help with closing costs or repairs could make the difference.  

  7. Use signs to direct buyers. If there are unattractive features along the route to your home, map out a more attractive path. Place signs along that route to direct sellers through the more pleasant areas and to avoid the ugliness.  

Talk to your real estate agent about other ways you can sell your home.