What do video tapes, shoulder pads, mullets, walkmans and dial up internet all have in common?
Easy. They are outrageously out-dated!
But fashion, technology and music are not the only industries that must fight against the changeable taste of consumers – so too must real estate!
In a previous post, Clark Real Estate looked at which property trends have stood the test of time. In this post, we thought we’d list trends that are increasingly being rejected by home buyers, tenants and owners alike.
Property Trends: What Buyers DON’T Want
- Shag carpeting
- Gold-toned trim
- Pink, plastic garden flamingos
- Garden gnomes
- Pleather upholstery
- Overwhelming patterns and clashing prints
- Transparent plastic chairs
- Foil printed wall paper
- Tacky pictures (such as little ducks, fruit bowls, and palm trees) printed on wall paper, counter tops etc
- Boxed ceiling lights
- ‘Billy the Bigmouth Bass’ fish
- Avocado-coloured appliances
- Formica counters
- Walnut cabinets and baseboards
Of course – fashion goes in circles, so if you really do love your avocado-coloured pleather-lined, shag carpet with gold trim – it’s yours to keep!
And remember, “People look for different features in a home and what might be a negative aspect for one might just be the selling point for the other.” (Selling Your Home : Positivity)
What would it take to put you off a house? Let us know in the comments section!