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14 reasons your house would scare off a homebuyer

MoneyWise Logo By Jay MacDonald of MoneyWise | Slide 1 of 14: 1. The place looks hideous from the street

1. The place looks hideous from the street

You’ve driven by the front of your house so many times that you barely take notice. And unfortunately, once you decide to sell, most of your focus will be on the interior, not the exterior.

Huge mistake, according to Cindi Hagley, broker/division manager with The Hagley Group in Pleasanton, California.

"I've had buyers in my car, when we drive up to a house, who don’t even want to go in because of how crappy it looks. It could be a dead yard, debris in the yard or a crappy door," she says.

Solution: Improve your curb appeal. Mow like you mean it, buff up that door, and do something about that shabby roof!

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