Don’t Let These 3 Things Hinder Your Knoxville Home Search

A home is a place where you can really let your freak flag fly. It’s the place where you can truly be yourself and truly express who you are.

Depending on the person, that can be a range of kind of odd to extremely strange. It could be a room dedicated to Tennessee Football memorabilia or a home covered wall to wall in floral wallpaper.

How a seller expresses their personal style doesn’t tend to matter until it comes time to sell. There are many sellers who opt to not make any changes to their home when it comes time to sell. For many buyers, a home where a seller expresses themselves too strongly can be a turnoff.

Unfortunately, judging a home too much base on a seller’s personal choices in style can hinder your ability to find the right Knoxville home, especially in a seller’s market. In this post, we’ll cover 3 things that shouldn’t hinder your Knoxville home search.

Room Usage

When a bedroom is covered in wall to wall workout equipment or a living room is converted into a playroom, it can be easy to be turned off by a home. It can sometimes be hard to imagine the true potential of a room when it’s being used for an odd purpose.

Just remember, those rooms can be utilized however you want when you move in. Instead of having a bedroom covered in weightlifting equipment, you could have a guest bedroom or child’s bedroom. Instead of having the dining room be a playroom, you could have a room to entertain guests over the holidays.

While it can be off-putting at first to see a room used for something other than it’s typically used for, just remember that it doesn’t have to be that way when you move in.

Odd Cosmetic Choices

Odd cosmetic choices can make it hard to picture yourself in a home. When the paint scheme, flooring choices, or wallpaper make you cringe, it can be easy to walk away from a home.

The thing about cosmetic choices is that they can easily be changed. A fresh coat of paint or some new flooring can make a home feel totally new and different.

So long as a home is priced right, making cosmetic changes are easy to make. You may find that you’re able to get a good deal on a home and truly make it your own by making some updates.

A Home Where You Can Feel A Seller’s Presence

When a home is neutral, free of a seller’s personal items, and neat and tidy, it can be easier to imagine yourself in a home. Unfortunately, not every seller takes the time to de-clutter and depersonalize a home. This doesn’t mean that a home doesn’t have the potential to be the right home for you. You just need to be able to see the potential.

A home covered in wall to wall family photos and knickknacks? Or, a home that has been overrun with pet items? Or, a home that’s unclean and covered in clutter? It can be hard to see yourself in a home like this when a seller’s presence is too strong. Even if a seller isn’t there, you can still feel their presence.

Just remember, as you look a home like this, these items will disappear when a seller moves out. So if you like the overall layout, the neighborhood, and if the home has what you’re looking for, it’s something to take a second look at. Other buyers are probably having the same reaction, so you may be able to get the home at a better price.

Buying your first Knoxville home is an exciting and overwhelming experience. If you’re like most first-time buyers, you may not be sure where to start. If there is anything we can do to help you in your home search, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We’ve helped countless homeowners buy their first home and we’d love to do the same for you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at Rick@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Kati can be reached at 865-696-1888 or via email at Kati@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com.