1) Zero photos on the listing. – Buyers want to see at a minimum a front elevation shot, a few interior shots of the kitchen, master bedroom, living, and a rear landscape shot.
2) Sellers who insist on giving the buyer a “personal tour” of the home. – Let the buyer walk through the property undisturbed. If a buyer needs assistance or has a question, they will ask.
3) Safety Hazards from construction/modifications. – Delay showings until all construction is complete.
4) Odors. – Whether they are from pets, left over food, etc… avoid any/all unpleasant odors
5) Difficulty showing upon arrival. – Ensure the key and lockbox work correctly ahead of time.
6) Clutter. – The buyer should be able to walk through the home w/out having to climb over obstacles
7) Loud TV’s and/or music – A little gentle music is acceptable. “Blaring Days of our Lives” is not.
8 ) Calling for feedback 8 minutes after the showing has occurred. – Wait at least 24 hours prior to asking for feedback.
9) False advertising – Buyers many times search for properties based upon select criteria. If you have a 2 bedroom advertised as a 3 bedroom… buyers who require 3 bedrooms are going to be frustrated and annoyed upon arrival and learning of the false advertisement.
10) Attempts at concealing defects. – Do not paint over the water stain in the ceiling. Have the issue addressed by a professional, corrected, and have the area replaced entirely.