What Are Buyers Looking For When Taking A Tour Of Your Property?

 If you’re currently in the process of selling your home, it only makes sense you’ll want to get the best price possible for it. To do that, you’re going to need to pay attention to what the buyers are really looking for. And most of all, you need to know what they’ll be keeping an eagle eye out for when they take a look around your property! 

With this in mind, let’s go through some of the most common things that’ll either attract or turn a potential buyer away from your property. Make sure you keep them in mind, and arrange your house accordingly, before letting any estate agents and their company in. 

A kitchen like this goes a long way in a show home! (Pexels Image - CC0 Licence)

Warning Signs

Your property could be carrying quite a few warning signs, and for any prospective buyer, looking for them is going to be the number one priority. If you can see mould in that top corner of the ceiling, so can the people you’re showing around! If you can see that watermark, or those rusty pipes in the bathroom, or that roof damage, you’re going to find it hard to sell up. 

The devil really is in the details here - does your home look polished and ready for sale? Or could a lot more work still be done to really impress a buyer’s eye? After all, that garage floor looks old and dirty, and using services like Fusion Coatings to both up your home’s value and your sale chances could be the answer to your market woes. 


Buyers want their new, dream home to be convenient for them. They want it to be in the right location, both geographically and for wifi purposes, as well as be well connected to major roads and the power grid. If there isn’t a corner shop nearby, there’s a good chance your home will struggle to appeal to the market, and you’ll have to go a lot more niche with your advertising. 

A Deal Breaker

And then we come to the deal breakers, such as a lack of garden space or serious structural problems, or even an owner that refuses to even consider negotiation. Winning a good sale on the housing market is all about realising your property isn’t perfect, and you’re going to have to be flexible with buyer expectations. 

So, when someone tells you a certain something is a deal breaker, you’ve got to decide, ‘Can I salvage this by lowering my price, or try to attract a buyer that has the opposite wants to the person in front of me?’ Take any and all buyer problems with a grain of salt, but know when to let go and focus on a better sale. 

When you’ve invited a buyer round, make sure you know what they’re on the lookout for, and how you should prepare. Make sure you keep the above areas in mind before putting your property on the market.

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