BIGGEST HOUSEHUNTING TURN OFFS REVEALED

Brits have revealed their biggest property turn offs – with dark and small areas, overgrown gardens and dirty trainers left lying around among the worst. The research of 2,000 adults revealed rooms decorated in garish colours and having dirty clothes on show are other no-nos when selling a property. But making rooms look light and airy, presenting them well and having a good clean will make a home more attractive to those looking to buy.

The study, commissioned by estate agent Purplebricks, also found that in the age of virtual viewings, one in six even believe if a property ticked the boxes, they’d be willing to put in an offer without setting foot in the door. More than a third of homeowners also expect virtual viewings to become the norm when house hunting.

TOP TEN HOUSE HUNTING TURN OFFS
  • Areas that look dark and small
  • Overgrown, disused garden spaces
  • Not enough photos
  • No floorplan available
  • Rooms made to look bigger than they are
  • Garish indoor colours
  • Dirty windows
  • Clothes and washing left on show
  • Dirty old trainers and shoes in photos
  • No video content

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