Prior to your house being put on the market, it's wise to look around the interior and exterior of the home to identify the large objects that the average shopper may find undesirable. Even if you've enjoyed the use of such items, removing them before you begin accepting showing requests can result in more people being interested in your home. Large items can be a concern for buyers who will know that removing these things can take time, effort and, in some cases, money. This can prompt people to either continue their search for homes for sale or offer you well under your listing price. Here are some large items to remove.
If you have active children who have enjoyed playing basketball over the years, the pole in the ground next to your driveway was likely a good investment. However, you can't assume that an interested buyer will want this object where it stands. Even if someone with basketball-loving kids buys your home, he or she may have a portable basketball net that can be set up anywhere. It's best to remove the pole, dig out some of the cement that held the pole in place, and then fill the void with earth and grass seed.
Many homeowners enjoy growing vegetables throughout the year with the help of a backyard greenhouse, but this may not be a sentiment shared by those who are considering buying your home. If you have a small yard, a greenhouse can cut down on the open space, which may be a concern for a prospective buyer with small children. If your greenhouse is old, scrapping it before the house goes on the market may be your best bet. If it's new, you may be able to disassemble it, store it, and set it up in your yard when you move.
A backyard tree house can provide hours of fun for your children, but some parents will view this object as a safety hazard. This is especially true if the tree house is old and in a state of disrepair, or is perched at a height that makes some parents uncomfortable. Parents may be leery of buying a home with the