One unfinished or unsightly space in an otherwise appealing listing can be enough to turn off buyers. Known as “blooper rooms,” these problem areas can put off buyers looking for move-in-ready homes but fail to entice others looking for fixer-uppers.
Whether you’re touring a potential listing or trying to move a languishing property, keep an eye out for these potential issues:
- Outdated and unworkable kitchens
- Overly formal rooms in otherwise informal homes
- Spaces that look too messy or cluttered
- A random space without a clear use
- Depressing laundry rooms
- Dark bedrooms.
Let us do our utmost so as to make everything nice-nice for the sake of 1) instant gratification AND 2) advance loss of imagination and other creative ideas. One bad apple will spoil the whole bunch? I ponder is spoilage of food goods the same as spoilage of an entire home for the sake of one room?
I am a Broker here in south Texas and I have recently been looking through listings in other areas as well as our own MLS and it is amazing what I find. Some listings start with interior photos, have open toilet seats, clothing hanging on furniture and shower doors, and other things ad nauseum. A house with good bones many times will be overlooked when Brokers and Agents fail to get their sellers to clean it up. Makes the whole house look like a blooper. Just saying ………