Shocking Home Buyer Turnoffs

Tips For Staging Your Home To Sell

Selling your home necessitates a lot of prep labor. After all, you want to excite as many possible buyers as possible. You can spend lots of time and money adding fresh upgrades, refining your curb appeal, or staging your home. But if you make one incorrect move, it can lower your sales price, or even worse, stop a sale at all.   Interior design and remodeling just a little bit can turn on a buyer and excite them.

Make your home a stern candidate and navigate clear of these buyer turnoffs.


1. Filthy or messy homes: OK, you’ve maybe heard this one before so it’s not that shocking, but it’s a big deal. It can’t be exaggerated how essential it is to keep your home unblemished for a showing. No observable dirt or dismay, and above all, no smells. Keep buyers motivated on your home, not on your dirt.

2. Wallpaper: Worldwide truth: Homebuyers hate wallpaper. And if that wallpaper is so outdated, colors of brightness, or a certain theme, it can be difficult for an otherwise real buyer to look past it. Switch wallpaper with a neutral paint to construct a fresh, new canvas that buyers will be excited to make their own home.

3. Misrepresentative listing photos: A wide-angle camera lens can be a homebuyer’s largest nemesis. There’s little wickeder than seeing photographs of a great new listing with a gigantic kitchen, closets made for royals, and a spacious playroom — and then show up and find that each room is the size of a of post it note. Practice using pictures that display your home in its truthful light, not a false light.

4. Overpricing: You want your house to be priced so buyers feel like they’ll get a good value for what they would be paying, not so they will wait around for months until you lower the price. It’s even eviler if buyers look at your home and think, “Great house, but way not a realistic price. They must not be thoughtful about selling, so let’s move on and look at the other house.” Remember that the interior design is so very important when selling your home because first impressions are everything in this world

Cool Crown Molding Ideas

Considering to add a little fairylike to your rooms? Call in the sorcerer — crown molding can make rooms seem taller, smaller, and swankier. It’ll evaporate the seam where walls meet ceilings, put an outcry point on cabinets and built-ins, and disguise your remodeling secrets.

The Ultimate Bit


Crown molding is a optical treat that adds a touch of stylishness. Crown moldings made of wood come in hundreds of shapes and can be stained, painted, or left natural. Because wood tends to enlarge and contract with changes in humidity, use supple caulk at joints and seams. Cost: $1.50 to $45 per foot.

Crown The Coolest

Not all crown moldings glance like they came from Rome; these techno up plaster moldings are totally modern. In rooms with ceilings 7 feet high or less, the upper percentage of your crown molding (along the ceiling) should be longer than the bottom (along the wall). Routine plaster moldings and trims cost $25-$50 per running foot; installation requires knowledge.

The Triple Crown Exists

The 3-piece crown molding on this upper kitchen cabinet counterparts the classic Shaker style theme of the door casing. It’s an easy DIY project featuring a slim piece of simple trim and a plain flat board topped with a 2-inch-wide piece of fluted crown. You’ll spend about $15 per cabinet.

The Fantastic Lights

Lighted crown moldings add a forgiving, ambient radiance and are sure-fire chat starters. The two-piece arrangement has lights in the drop molding that project expanding, illuminating the upper piece. Cost for a 12-by-12-foot room is about $800, installed.

A Better Turn

Got a room with a bend? That’s no difficulty for bendable polyurethane crown molding that’ll follow to just about any shape. It’s lightweight, and takes paints and stains. An 8-foot-long piece is $15-$30.

Rock And Heavy Metal Not So Much

Complete for use with stamped metal ceiling boards, crown molding made of tin or aluminum is frivolous and easy to cut. Pre-formed corners remove the need for compound miters, so a handy DIYer can tackle installation. Metal crown molding comes pre-finished, or can be primed and painted to match your decor. Cost: $1-$5 per lineal foot.