RE/MAX Realty Affiliates-Reno
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates-Reno
Mignon Lagatta Real Estate Group , RE/MAX Realty Affiliates-RenoPhone: (775) 771-1557
Email: [email protected]

Steer Clear of Buyer Turnoffs When Selling Your House

by Mignon Lagatta Real Estate Group 11/03/2019

If you've decided to put your home on the market, one important thing to keep in mind is that perception is everything -- or close to it, anyway!

The impression you make on prospective buyers can either help seal the deal or break it, depending on whether that impression is positive or negative.

The visual aspects of your home often have the strongest impact on what prospects think of your house, but three other senses can also influence buyer decisions.

The sense of smell: Without getting too specific, there are a variety of unpleasant odors that can quickly sour a prospect on the possibility of making an offer on your home. In many cases, there's justification for a sudden loss of interest. A musty smelling basement, crawlspace, or attic, for example, implies problems with water seepage, plumbing leaks, or mold. That musty odor is unpleasant and gives buyers the (accurate) impression that there are air quality issues in the house.

Pet odors can be another major turnoff, especially if the people touring your home have allergies or sensitivity to certain odors. Strong or artificial odors of any kind, including room deodorizers, overuse of commercial cleaning solutions, and scented garbage bags can also be objectionable and suggest that you're trying to cover up odors.

On the other hand, you've probably heard stories about home sellers and agents who create pleasing fragrances by brewing a fresh pot of coffee, baking a loaf of aromatic bread, or preparing a fresh batch of blueberry muffins or chocolate chip cookies shortly before a house tour is scheduled. While it may be impractical to do that every time, it is a strategy worth experimenting with! The simple act of infusing your kitchen with enticing aromas can help make your home more attractive, inviting, and appealing. Fresh flowers are another nice touch that can enhance the ambiance of your home.

The sense of touch: Probably the main thing you would want to avoid in this category would be allowing countertops or floors to feel sticky, gritty, or wet to the touch! Many people will take notice of how clean (or unclean) your house looks, smells, and feels, and they will undoubtedly deduct "points" if countertops, bathroom fixtures, and floors aren't immaculate. Perfection is not necessary, but the appearance of cleanliness is! As mentioned earlier: Perception is everything!

The sense of hearing: Some noises you can fix; others are beyond your control. Squeaky hinges and dripping faucets are a relatively easy fix, while street noises, barking dogs, and loud neighbors are much more difficult -- if not impossible -- to regulate!

The bottom line, of course, is to control what you can, put your best foot forward, and hope for the best when it comes to noises in the neighborhood!

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Hi, and thanks for visiting. Please allow me to a share a bit about myself and my background.

I’m a Native Nevadan, born and raised in Carson City, and have resided in Reno for the last 13 years. I have two beautiful children who are my first love next to Real Estate. I love the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe lifestyle and all it has to offer and am very proud to call Northern Nevada my home.

I grew up in Real Estate with my mother owning her own Real Estate brokerage in Carson City. Prior to Real Estate I owned my own business in Reno which provided me the knowledge of how important customer service is and that customers always come first.

With each client I deliver personal attention. I listen to what you want, work hard to achieve your goals, and help you manage the entire process. If you ask my clients, they will tell you they felt as if they were my only client.

With putting you first, my knowledge of negotiating the best contracts, of Nevada real estate practices and of individual neighborhoods from Sparks, Reno to Lake Tahoe, it makes me your best choice to sell your home or find you a new home.

In addition to my license as a Realtor, I’m also a Certified Distressed Property Expert, a Certified Residential Specialist, a member of the Northern Nevada Association of Realtors and of the National Association of Realtors. I am the founder of Thank You Ma’am Reno, a local non-profit giving back to other non-profits in the Northern NV community.

I am happy to provide references upon request. Contact me today and let me help your dream of owning a home in Reno, Sparks or Lake Tahoe a reality. Call or text me at 775-771-1557. Or you can email me at [email protected]