Frederick Air, Inc
3 King Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 663-0300
Fax: 301-662-1042

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Home Not Selling? These 10 Things Could Be Scaring Potential Buyers Away

Frederick Air | May 20, 2017

If other homes in your neighborhood have been flying off the shelves while yours sits on the market, you may need to reevaluate your property. There are some relatively simple things that chase buyers away, and it is all too easy to overlook these problems.

Some of these buyer-chasing problems are relatively major and can be costly to fix. Others are merely cosmetic - something a can of paint and a weekend of hard work can easily overcome. Here are 10 things that could be chasing willing home buyers away and what you can do to get rid of them.

  1. An old HVAC system: While a well-maintained heating and cooling system can last for decades, potential buyers may worry that your HVAC system is nearing the end of its useful life. Having your HVAC system serviced regularly and showing those maintenance records to potential buyers can set their minds at ease.
  2. Peeling paint on the front door: The front door is the first thing potential buyers see, and a lack of care could send them fleeing. If your front door is looking a bit faded, grab your brush and give it a fresh coat of paint.
  3. Damaged gutters: When potential buyers see damaged gutters and broken downspouts, they picture severe and costly water damage. Fixing up your leaking and damaged gutters can reassure buyers that the rest of the home is in great shape.​
  4. Missing shingles: Missing or damaged shingles are big red flags for buyers, and they could be indications of a leaking or neglected roof. Having your roof inspected and getting those missing shingles replaced can reassure buyers and give them a reason to say yes.​
  5. Outdated appliances: Modern buyers crave new appliances, and an outdated refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher could really turn them off. If you cannot afford to replace the appliances, at least give them a good scrubbing to improve their appearance.​
  6. Creaky windows and doors: Doors that do not open fully, noisy windows and doors are all turnoffs for buyers. Take the time to make sure all your doors and windows are in good repair and that they open and close silently.
  7. Cracks in the walls or foundation: Wall and foundation cracks are big red flags for buyers and common reasons for the failure of a pending sale. If you know your home has foundation problems or cracks in the walls, you should create a plan for addressing the problem before potential buyers arrive.​
  8. Termites and carpenter ants: Home buyers may overlook minor pest damage, but wood-eating insects like termites and carpenter ants could be a deal breaker. If you suspect an infestation, schedule an inspection and treatment before putting your home on the market.​
  9. A damaged driveway: This is a relatively minor problem, but it is a big turnoff for buyers. The driveway is one of the first things buyers see, so give it a fresh coat of sealant and fix any holes before your first open house.​
  10. Radon problems: Radon is a problem in many parts of the country, and potential buyers will want to know your home is radon-free. If you have not already had your home tested, you should schedule a thorough inspection before putting your property on the market.

It can be hard to see your home through the eyes of a buyer, but if you want to make a quick sale, you need to see what the buyer sees. Knowing what buyers are looking for is important, but knowing what turns home buyers off can be just as critical. If the 10 problems listed above sound familiar, it is time to make some repairs. If you're looking to replace your HVAC system, give us a call at 301-663-0300.

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