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Home Selling Tips: 5 Design Trends That Turn Off Buyers

Are you looking at selling your home and wonder how your property would appeal to buyers?

Well, here are home selling tips that real estate experts identified as potential ultimate buyer turnoffs according to Trulia:

Bold colors

While a wrong paint color can instantly turn off a buyer, it is also one of the cheapest things to fix. But, to avoid the hassle of needing to change your wall paint, Jennifer Kjellgren, broker and owner of Intown Expert suggests that you stay away from doing multiple colors, dated colors (like mauve and hunter green), and metallics. Instead, stick to greige, beige, soft white and gray hues. And most importantly, keep the paint color consistent throughout the home.

Shiny hardware and accessories

Though these are becoming huge trends when it comes to interior design, but it is also important to remember to use these features sparingly.

“I am all for these touches – I call them jewelry for your home – but it has gotten completely out of hand. I always quote Coco Chanel, who said, ‘Before you walk out the door, check in the mirror and take one accessory off.’ Do the same for your home just before it’s time for its close-up!” says Veronique Perrin, real estate sale person at Charles Rutenberg LLC in New York.


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