Top 5 House Showing NO-NOs in Owensboro, KY

These really should go without saying, but here goes (again):

owensboro, ky real estate1.  Houses That Smell (bad).  Includes pet odors, litter box, food odors, cigar /cigarette smoke.  "If you smell 'em, you can't sell 'em!

2.  Dogs That Bark!  Or cats that scream through the entire showing.  Very distracting - the house will NEVER sell, period!

3.  Dogs That Pee!  Yes, I said it - and what's worse, they not only pee on the floor, but they pee on YOU because they are so excited.  Yes, it really happens!  Other favs are animals that poop on the rug in front of the door and as you open the door to enter the home, the poop is smeared EVERYWHERE!  EWWWW!!!!  NOT gonna sell that house that day.

4.  Sellers Who Won't Leave For the Showing (and lay on the couch or bed) AWKWARD!

5.  Dirty, Nasty Kitchens And Baths.  PLEASE, no dirty dishes in the sink, a clean range and microwave (don't hideOwensboro, KY real estate dirty dishes in there - the buyer is checking it out), bathrooms free of soap scum and mildew. And for heaven's sake, please, get rid of those toilet bowl stains!  You can have wonderful decor with the latest accessories from Pier One, but if these are not sparkling - not gonna sale.

Most sellers do their best to make a superb presentation of their home - they want to sell!  However, some sellers, well . . . .?  Moral of the story:  It only takes one "looker" to buy your property.  You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.  If you turn off your "one looker", you may have just blown the sale with other potential buyers as well.  Not only do consumers share their horror stories, but agents do too. 

When you list your home, get it looking GREAT, and keep it that way.  Remove pets for all showings. It would be better to miss a showing and try to reschedule, than to have a dog that barks and growls the entire time.  Only you, as the home seller have the power to turn these "no-nos" into "yes-yes"!

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Comment balloon 2 commentsKaren Pannell • September 11 2012 01:44PM


Hi Karen,  Those issues in your post pretty much apply everywhere.  #4 is certainly a wet blanket !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 7 years ago

Good points for all of us to review!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 7 years ago