Busy roads, a bar in the lounge are among the things that turn buyers away.
It takes just 8 minutes for home-hunters to decide whether a new property is for them, according to a study.
After less than 10 minutes inside of a property, buyers know whether they should be giving an offer or getting back into the car.
6 out of 10 adults will make their decision not to buy before even putting their foot through the front door around just 4 minutes of standing outside the property. 15% of homeowners admitted they had already decided to buy without seeing inside of the house, while 18% have brought the first home they saw.
When viewing a property online, the average person takes around 8 minutes to choose whether they would like to view the property in person.
More than three quarters confessed to irritation at a property profile, and that it did not match up to the true state of the home advertised (Listings are crucial to a home selling quickly, they need to be accurate).
Obvious damp patches would put off 6 out of 10 Brits, while a house on a busy road or cracks in walls would send 40%.
There also personal turn offs such as: Ashtrays in rooms, overflowing bins and yellowed paintwork.
When viewing properties online 1 in 10 complained they can’t tell the colour of rooms from static pictures, and 52% find it difficult to tell how overlooked the property is. While 36% would want a clear view of the room layout.
Buying a new property is one of the biggest investments, we’d encourage clients to look past the dirty dishes and overgrown garden plants and focus more on the shape and size of the property.