Upon Closer Inspection: When Homes Don’t Put Their Best Foot Forward

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Every week, the detail-oriented folks at Green Scene Home Inspections will give CandysDirt.com readers an education in inspection. Want to see what they see? Tune in for “Upon Closer Inspection.”

When a homeowner puts their house up for sale, it can be a stressful time. But, sometimes we wonder if they forget to look at their home through others’ eyes. I mean, potential buyers and real estate professionals are walking through the house looking to be enticed to buy. So you’d think a person would want to prepare the home to be seen. In the real estate biz, we know this is not always the case. In this week’s Upon Closer Inspection column, we’re going to share these, um, reminders why it’s important to see your home with objective eyes. File these under #WhatWereTheyThinking.

Just what any prospective buyer looks for — luxurious outdoor living. Wouldn’t you like to spend a relaxing afternoon on the patio in this hammock?

Nothing says “comfort” to a prospective buyer like a cozy 38 degrees inside the house.

Clogged, moldy air vents seem like a huge selling point to us, what do you think? The trail of moldy air along the ceiling is particularly nice. Even if you’re not going to get your AC serviced, just take some Windex to the vent and wall before putting your home on the market. Yikes.

A water feature is definitely high on a lot of potential home buyers’ lists! This particular water feature leaves much to be desired, however. #Yuck

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