Two thirds of home buyers are put off buying because of this ONE thing – as it’s revealed what features help your property sell faster
- Besides the price tag there is something important putting off house-hunters
- According to new research the biggest housing turn off is property damp
- Pattered or bright wallpaper, toilet covers and chandeliers were also a no-go
- Most buyers said a clean house could convince them to purchase quickly
Cindy Tran for Daily Mail Australia
One of the biggest turn offs when it comes to purchasing a house is undoubtedly the price, or so we thought.
It turns out millennials desperately hoping they’ll one day be able to enter the property market are looking at something far easier to fix – and deciding to walk away.
According to a study conducted by Privilege Home Insurance property dampness encourages two-thirds of potential buyers to throw in the towel, mainly because the unsightly appearance gives them the impression it’s not salvageable.
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But it turns out millennials desperately hoping they’ll one day be able to enter the property market are looking at something far easier to fix – and deciding to walk away
How can you damp proof your home?
*You can install a physical damp course; a PVC sheet that can help prevent moisture from entering your home from below.
*Chemical injections in holes that have been drilled into mortar lines which can create a waterproof layer.
*Waterproofing – this may require more structural work, replacing current plasterboard with a waterproof substitute.
Patterned or overly bright wallpaper, toilet covers, chandeliers and vinyl flooring were all listed as drawbacks, as was general untidiness.
It turns out that cleanliness is respected more so than any other trait, with an outdoor garden area or balcony, a walk-in wardrobe and kitchen storage all encouraging people to put in an offer.
Interestingly women are 10 per cent likelier to point out dampness or structural issues than a man is.
But you shouldn’t despair if you encounter a little moisture on the walls, there are ways to combat the issue with chemical injections and waterproofing.
If you’re on the other side of the equation and are trying to sell your home, Sydney-based real estate agents Slavko Romic and Anthony Moore have some sound advice
If you’re on the other side of the equation and are trying to sell your home, Sydney-based real estate agents Slavko Romic and Anthony Moore have some sound advice.
The founders of agency RomicMoore Property revealed 10 decorating tips for homeowners planning to put their property on the market.
‘Our team understand the lead up to selling your home can be quite stressful, especially when the spring selling season is approaching,’ Mr Romic said.
‘We recognise that the competition is high in the real estate market, so how to best prepare your home for sale and ensure it stands out from the crowd is a topic we hold with high value.’
Presenting neutral coloured walls, clutter-free rooms with a fresh smell, completing all renovations and repairs and clean flooring were all paramount.
Inviting in light and keeping decor simple were similarly important.