AFY Steven Thomas - Seller Book

FIX OR FLOP You’re looking for a newhouse; you see one for sale that looks great from the outside. You set up a showing. When you tour the house, you notice dead bugs in the corners of the home, the closet door is off the hinges, and cat litter is all over the kitchen floor. Are you really going to buy the home now?Most home buyers wouldn’t. The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) recently conducted a study among their online members to discover what they found annoying or undesirable when searching for a new home. And some of the answers will surprise—or disgust—you. Here’s a list of the most annoying/undesirable things buyers encounter when previewing a home: • Broken door locks preventing access to the home • Pet deposits in the backyard or dirty cat boxes • Missing light bulbs in the basement • Having loose stairs on a stairway, or missing banisters • Low-hanging dining room light fixtures • Closet doors that fall off or aren’t adjusted properly

• Hearing animals in the walls of a vacant home • Halloween decorations left out after Halloween • Dangerous children’s toys left out • Dead cars in the driveway or yard • Political signs • Graffiti on a home for sale • Dead birds or animals in or around the home

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