More Things that Can Decrease the Value of your Destin Home

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 1:54pm.


Destin home buyers [] may be drawn to a particular neighborhood by its proximity to their workplace, the nearness of favorite leisure activities, excellent school systems, convenient shopping, exemplary community services, an extensive bike path and park system, or any number of features. But a community’s “vibe” and the “look” of a particular neighborhood also play a significant role in home-buying decisions. When they start house hunting, experienced Destin Realtors will tell you that most people have a mental image of the type of neighborhood they want to live in and the style of home they want to buy. People shopping for homes in Destin or South Walton tend to gravitate to communities and neighborhoods that best match their personal vision. A home that doesn’t fit the neighborhood profile, a home that is unique in size or architectural style will be harder to sell. This doesn’t mean that a home that is significantly different from its neighbors cannot be sold; it simply means that its sale will require the expertise of an astute and experienced Destin Realtor []. When marketed and shown by an expert Gulf Coast real estate agent, a home’s uniqueness can actually be turned into a positive selling point.


As we noted in our previous post, there are a number of features that can make a unique home more difficult to sell:


  • Décor. Home buyers are attracted to homes that are painted in soft neutrals and “move-in ready.” You may love the dramatic flair of bold colors, but home buyers will look at your pumpkin-colored walls and only see the time and expense required to repaint.
Standard features. Homes that lack features that are standard other neighborhood homes are at a disadvantage. If most other homes in the area have two bathrooms or an eat-in kitchen or a formal dining room and your home does not, it will be less desirable to buyers.

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