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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
How to Discourage Buyers from Buying Your Home on Purpose
If you're listing your home for sale, then of course you’ll want to make
the best impression possible on potential home buyers. But, just to have a
little fun, say you don't want to
sell your property. What could you do to discourage those who view your home?
Well, you could have your pets in the home during viewings. That will
certainly make it uncomfortable for some buyers – especially those with pet
You could also leave personal items around, such as family pictures and
trophies. That will make it more difficult for a buyer to imagine himself and
his family living there. It might even make him feel a bit like an intruder!
Clutter in bedrooms, closets and other areas of the home will make those
spaces feel less spacious than they really are, as well as make visitors feel
If you really want to turn off a buyer, then put off doing any minor
repairs. A dripping tap, flickering light, dent in the wall, or other
maintenance issues are certain to gain a buyer's attention.
If all that doesn't shoo away a buyer from your home, then stick around
during a viewing and follow him and his family from room to room. That will
certainly make him feel uneasy.
Of course, we're just having a bit of fun here. When you put your home on
the market, you want to sell it.
It’s easy to avoid all the pitfalls described above and ensure potential
buyers appreciate the full value of your home.
So when you’re preparing for a showing, think of ways you can make your
property appear its best, and make the buyer feel welcomed and comfortable
Want more ideas on how to sell your home quickly and for the best price?
Doubling Your Storage Space (While Using the Same Space)
Finding storage space in the home is becoming
increasingly challenging. These days, we all just seem to have more stuff!
Fortunately, you don't necessarily need to
rent a storage locker or add a new room to your home to fit everything. There
are many innovative ways to increase the capacity of the storage space you're
For example, there are storage bins you can
buy that are designed to fit neatly under a bed. Some have wheels, making the
bins easy to pull out and access.
You've probably seen closet organizers at
your local home improvement centre. These can easily double the storage
capacity of a closet, while making the space look neater and more organized.
Finally, there are storage units available
that are camouflaged as something else, such as an ottoman.
Visit your local home improvement centre.
There are many more innovative storage solutions available for your home.