Welcome to the LindaSecrist.com Blog

2012-11-09 07:07:07
Top Worst Home Showing Offenses

When it comes to showing a home in Salt Lake, Hollady, Draper, Sandy or South Jordan don't make these Top Home-Showing Offenses.

1. Leftover home owners

By far, one of the top offenses cited by buyer’s agents was home owners still lingering around when agents arrived with clients to preview the home. Awkward encounters ranged from buyers finding sellers taking a shower, asleep in the bed, to even the “stalker sellers” who liked to follow buyers and the agent all over the home to see what they thought.

2. Pets and their messes
Even pets left in a crate can pose a distraction since they might make noise the entire time others are in the house. Plus, if they seem mean, the buyer might not even step in the room.

 

3. Bad smells

A displeasing smell can really turn buyers off. Common offenses include cooking smells lingering around the home, such as garlic, fried bacon, or fish. Also, watch for cigarette smoke and animal smells.

4. Critters running wild

Wild animals and pests roaming around is a surefire way to send buyers running.

5. Odd home makeovers

Do-it-yourself disasters were also prevalent, like doors opening the wrong way or unprofessional paint jobs. Also, rooms not being used for their intended purposes can confuse buyers, such as an office being used as a bedroom even though it has no closet.

6. Dirt and clutter

There were a number of offenses cited when it came to cleanliness: Dirty laundry piles, unflushed toilets, dishes on the counter or in the sink, unmade beds, clothes scattered about, soiled carpets, dirty air conditioner filters, and overflowing trash cans.

7. Personal information left in plain sight

Sellers should be careful not to leave in plain sight important documents that may pique buyers’ curiosity.

8. Too dark

Dark or dimly lit houses aren’t showing the home in the best light.

9. Keys missing from lockboxes All too often, agents arrive at a listing appointment with their client only to find there’s no key to get in.

 

 

LINDA SECRIST - LINDA SECRIST & ASSOCIATES - EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD!



 

 
Blog Archive
2020-02-19 16:16:12
3 MID-FEBRUARY LUXURY OPEN HOUSE TOURS

2020-02-18 12:19:01
5 Home-Selling Tips

2020-02-13 10:58:56
Fall In Love With These Luxury Homes  

2020-02-06 11:59:35
Luxury Lifestyle Living

2020-02-05 10:13:45
Are You Buying A Home in 2020?

2020-01-30 11:59:36
3 Fabulous February Open House Tours

2020-01-28 12:58:06
Make the Most of The Sundance Film Festival

2020-01-23 09:12:58
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, January 25th, 2020

2020-01-21 10:49:36
Buying A Home in 2020?

2020-01-16 08:42:03
Find Your Dream Home

2020-01-13 11:16:33
Fun Non-Skiing Things To Do In Park City

2020-01-09 14:31:19
HOT HOMES FOR A COLD DAY!

2020-01-06 14:50:48
Utah's Among The Fastest Growing States In The Nation

2020-01-02 09:50:16
2020 Housing Market Predictions

2019-12-30 11:12:06
HAPPY NEW YEAR

2019-12-26 12:15:27
MORE MORE HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

2019-12-18 11:05:30
MORE HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

2019-12-12 13:03:19
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

2019-12-09 13:22:01
5 Home Renovations You Can Tackle During The Winter

2019-12-05 13:54:38
COME ON IN- 3 LUXURY OPEN HOUSE TOURS

2019-12-02 10:46:45
Utah #1 for Middle Class Prosperity in 2019

2019-11-26 10:40:10
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

2019-11-21 10:02:49
HAPPY THANKSGIVING OPEN HOUSE TOURS

2019-11-19 10:09:48
How To Prepare For Moving Day

2019-11-15 09:55:38
4 AUTUMN OPEN HOUSE TOURS

Click here to see ALL articles.


Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Comments:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.