When selling a home, it’s essential to check that there are not any potential issues that will turn buyers away. When buyers come to tour a house, they’re expecting a clean, fresh-smelling, and organized area. So, before putting the home on the market, keep an eye out for anything that may sway their decision.

Foul Odors: One of the most common turn-offs for home buyers is unpleasant smells. Foul odors can range from anything like dirty pets, cigarettes, smoke, or garbage. Regardless of what the scent is, a home must smell fresh. To make sure the house is odor-free, open the windows, put on the fans and spray air freshener before opening the front door. If necessary, enlist the help of a cleaning company.

Less Than Appealing Exterior: The outside of a house is the first thing that all home buyers are going to notice. Many people looking to sell their homes often focus on the interior rather than the exterior. However, the appearance of the exterior is just as important. Make sure the lawn is nicely maintained, the front door isn’t damaged and remove any debris from the porch. With the right amount of curb appeal, home buyers will be more eager to explore the inside of the house.

Paint Over Any Flamboyant Colors: Every homeowner has a unique taste when it comes to home decor. From that striped recliner to the bright green wall, it’s only natural to make a house more personal. However, when it comes to selling it, personal tastes have to be shoved to the side. Not everyone is going to share the same style and may consider the decor as eyesores, which can turn them off. Paint the walls with calm, basic colors and move out any eccentric furniture before selling.

Maintain the Flooring: Finally, the flooring is one of those factors that can either make or break a sale. No home buyer wants to see damaged flooring. Damaged marble floors, torn up carpet, and flimsy wooden floorboards can put anyone off. Always make sure to take a look at every inch of the flooring and repair it if necessary.

Selling a home can be difficult, but with a little planning and possibly elbow grease, going from for sale, to sold is easy.