8 ways that homebuyers annoy sellers


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Selling a home is stressful. And poorly behaved buyers add to the strain:

  • Hot prospects who become no-shows.
  • Gladiator wannabes who ink a deal, then constantly demand concessions.
  • Buyers who think purchasing a house entitles them to their pick of the furnishings.

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A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers’ buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers. If you’re a buyer, take this as a list of things not to do.

Written by
Dana Dratch
Personal Finance Writer
Dana Dratch is a personal finance and lifestyle writer who enjoys talking all things money and credit. With a degree in English and writing, she likes asking the questions everyone would ask if they could and sharing the answers — along with smart money management tips from the experts.