3 Things Buyers Always Notice (and How to Fix Them)

Dated: May 2 2022

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Many people who sell their homes attempt to cover up minor issues that could just as easily be fixed. This guide explains three of those issues and what you can do to avoid sending up red flags for buyers.

3 Things Buyers Always Notice (and What to Do Instead)

First things first: if your home has major issues, you're legally required to disclose them to buyers. Your real estate agent will tell you the same thing. However, some sellers try to cover up issues instead – but that's always the wrong answer. Check out these three things that buyers nearly always notice and what you can do about the underlying issues.

Newly Painted Window Frames

Sometimes sellers try to cover up window frames that are past their prime with new paint. Although there's nothing wrong with painting your window frames, make sure you're doing it for the right reason – and that it's purely cosmetic. If your window frames are damaged or rotting, have them replaced before you sell your home.

Space Heaters

Every home has cold spots, but that doesn't mean you need to leave space heaters out. Buyers will certainly notice them! If you have extreme cold spots in your home that require the use of a space heater, you need to call an HVAC expert to check things out.

Air Fresheners

A lot of sellers try to cover up unpleasant odors with air fresheners, candles, sprays and plug-in wax warmers. However, you should absolutely address the source of the odor rather than trying to cover it up. In many cases, having an area professionally cleaned will do the trick.

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Alex "AMAC" MacWilliam IV

It was bound to happen the day Alex MacWilliam, IV was born…the Alex MacWilliam Real Estate family legacy would carry on. Fast forward to September 2013, when Alex IV joined the firm, and the famil....

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