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What Buyers are NOT Looking for in a Home


When you are remodeling your home or getting ready to sell your home you have to think about not only what you want but what buyers may be looking for in a home.  Make improvements that are going to make you happy in the long run in your home if you plan of being there for many years but it pays to be smart about how you invest in your home.

If you are going to be living in your home for only a few years and spend tons of money putting in an outdoor kitchen or a Japanese style garden, chances are very high that you will not get dollar for dollar out of what you put in.  Some things buyers do want are remodeled kitchens, bathrooms, new paint, some landscaping and a clean, turn key home.  Spend your money on those areas if you are going to be selling your home in the near future.


Here is an idea of what Buyers are NOT looking for in a home:


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Authored by Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor

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Comment balloon 4 commentsJessica Wallace • November 07 2013 05:13PM



Thanks for the tips on what buyers don't want in a home. They're great tips. I'll share them with clients.

Posted by Trisha Bush-LeFore, Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area (Preferred Properties Land & Homes) over 5 years ago

Here is St Augustine, there is a request for elevators in some locations since we have a second home or retirement group of buyers who want the convenience of an elevator. The same is for the large walk-in shower. I see hundreds of homes with large Jacuzzi tubs that are never used and when the new buyer tries them out for the first time, the seals often leak.  Most buyers do want a tub in one of the bathrooms in a home, but it does not have to always be in the master bath area. There are a large amount of buyers that want the large walk-in shower in the master bathroom.

Posted by Clay R. Seay (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage) over 5 years ago
Awesome tips Jessica! This will really prove very helpful to all readers out there. Keep it up!
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 5 years ago
Those are great tips Jessica, thank you for sharing keep it up!
Posted by Barbara Gregus, Sandia Park Paa-ko Homes (CARES Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services) about 5 years ago

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