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How NOT to sell your home!

October 2nd, 2010 6:30 AM by Mike and Susie Berra

  Your home has been on the market for much longer than you expected and you don't know why? Based on the opinion of several staging experts, realtors, designers and architects, here are 40 ways to make sure your home does not sell.

1. Vinyl kitchen floors with lots of pattern.

2. Green indoor/outdoor porch and deck carpeting

3. Shiny brass fixtures

4. Flowered, striped and foil wallpaper

5. Paneling

6. Spindles as room dividers

7. Glossy wall paint and faux finishes

8. Pink walls

9. Mauve, teal, dark blue, dark green carpeting

10. Lots of dried flower arrangements

11. Tons of family pictures

12. Popcorn textured ceiling

13. Parquet flooring

14. Mirrored sliding doors

15. Huge TV's filling up the room

16. Carpet older than 5-7 years

17. Large white ceiling fans

18. Older bed spreads and comforters.

19. Plate glass mirrors

20. Hollywood/makeup bathroom light fixtures

21. Wallpaper borders

22. Yellow light switch plates

23. 100's of refrigerator magnets

24. Inspirational sayings painted on walls

25. Taxidermy showrooms

26. Weapons hanging on walls

27. Full ashtrays

28. Spongebob Squarepants shower curtains

29. Toys everywhere

30. Lace curtains

31. Doll collections, stuffed animal collections or any other collections

32. Mirrored wall tiles

33. Weird odors

34. Overflowing closets

35. Unattended cat litter boxes

36. Fake brick backsplashes

37. Too many area rugs

38. Wall murals

39. Windows and sliders with broken seals

40. Dog hair all over the furniture

These are opinions of people in the real estate industry, and if these opinions describe your home to a offense intended.






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Posted by Mike and Susie Berra on October 2nd, 2010 6:30 AM

What's wrong with mauve carpeting and spongebob squarepants shower curtains?!? LOL
Posted by The Wildman on October 2nd, 2010 8:59 PM



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