10 surefire ways to scare off homebuyers

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A dirty, smelly house will be a tough sell, even if it is the right size and in a good neighborhood.

To talk about things that turn off homebuyers, we contacted experts from coast to coast, including: Chad Goldwasser, owner/broker of Pure Gold Realty in Austin, Texas; Terry Cannon, a buyer’s agent and broker with EBA Realty, in Salem, Oregon; and Julie Dana, a decorator and home stager in the Buffalo/Niagara area of New York and co-author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Staging Your Home to Sell.”

They cite 10 turnoffs that sellers should avoid.