6 House Turn Offs that Sellers Need To Avoid

Do you know what’s a “home buyer’s pet peeve”? It encompasses everything buyers find annoying when they visit a Sandy Springs house for sale for the first time. As a seller, you should be familiar with these pet peeves, so that when potential buyers come to your open house, they don’t leave through the backdoor. Word of mouth is quite big in the real estate industry and once a house gets a bad name, it sits for way too long on the market, which destroys its value.

Think about your open house as an official event, where you don’t want even a speck of dust to be found. The best thing about open houses is that there’s practically no furniture, which makes the cleaning job easier. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at six pet peeves that might be a deal breaker for the buyers:

1. Damp Patches and Stained Ceilings and Walls

70% of the buyers are turned off by stains and damp patches. Damp patches shout out loud that there’s something wrong with the integral structure of the house. It also tells the buyer that there’s water in the walls, which means they might face electrical problems in the future.

2. Bad Odor

56% of the buyers are turned off by bad odors. Would you step foot inside a house that perpetually smelled like gutter? Bad odor is something that creates an awful first impression. It gives buyer the perception that if the house smells so bad right now, then it must smell like this all the time. So, before any buyer arrives, give all the rooms a good spray, with a flowery air freshener, but make sure the scent is not too cloying.

3. Unattractive Lighting

54% of the buyers do not like unattractive lighting. The duller your Sandy Springs house for sale is, the harder it will be for them to see its features. Lighting is one of the most important features of a house. A bright room appears to look bigger than it actually is and allows the buyer to picture how their furniture would look in it.

4. Unappealing and Outdated Bathroom

25% of the buyers find an outdated bathroom very unappealing. The two most important rooms in a house, which are used the most, are the kitchen and bathroom. Both rooms, when upgraded, add value to the house and increase its sale value. So, when getting your house ready for the market, renovate your bathroom and add some color to it.

5. Cluttered Room

15% of the buyers are disappointed by cluttered rooms. How do you expect them to take in the room fully when the surface is covered with your packing boxes, furniture and other things? For them, it’s junk that is blocking the way and preventing them from seeing the true beauty of the house.

6. Over the Top Décor

14% of the buyers do not like over the top décor when they visit an open house. When getting your house ready for potential buyers, make sure it has minimal furniture. It should not distract the buyer from seeing the house. Things such as loud curtains, extravagant sofas, family pictures and personal items do not make the buyer feel welcomed. So, make sure your retro furniture is out of the way.

Tackling these house turn offs will increase your chances of attracting more buyers and will guarantee a second visit. Want to know the current value of your Sandy Springs house for sale before you put it up on the market? Visit America’s Network Reality Group Inc. and get an accurate evaluation from experts.

Homes for Sale in Atlanta

Price
Beds
Baths
For Sale / All Types
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$469,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,057
SQFT
3434 Concord Loop
Atlanta, GA 30349
Walden Park Subdivision
$294,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7107 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,802
SQFT
673 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
7064 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$287,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7067 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$329,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
663 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7027 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6997 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
6954 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$2,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
15,159
SQFT
4690 Thompson Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$8,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BED
14
TOTAL BATHS
26,000
SQFT
4965 Butner Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$310,235
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,443
SQFT
555 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
Short Sale
$195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,639
SQFT
432 Hammock Loop
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$282,112
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
7147 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$287,571
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,523
SQFT
3220 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$273,053
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3225 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$292,182
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3217 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$274,803
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3204 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$284,173
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
7139 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$290,419
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
7135 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$310,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,033
SQFT
510 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$312,089
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
3221 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$279,353
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3216 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$307,071
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3208 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$282,508
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
3200 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$327,527
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,077
SQFT
455 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,972
SQFT
400 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$245,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,404
SQFT
3492 Dacite Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Flat Shoals Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$201,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6558 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$194,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6526 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$206,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6562 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$205,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6509 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 22 hours ago
$223,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6501 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$205,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6517 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$206,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6577 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$204,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6522 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 7 hours ago
$211,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6506 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 22 hours ago
$257,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6538 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$259,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6574 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$220,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6542 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6546 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$218,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6513 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$222,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6518 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 7 hours ago
$223,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6498 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 7 hours ago
$223,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6510 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6453 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6505 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$258,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6566 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$245,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6570 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$165,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6857 Estepona Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$162,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6690 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$167,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
2205 Creel Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$169,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
6735 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$233,512
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5081 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$241,470
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5066 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$232,965
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5064 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$241,557
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5077 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5062 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5075 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$233,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5069 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision