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They're angry and distrustful, even if you honestly weren't aware of the problem. “Buyers feel like you should have known because it's your house,” she says. “And sometimes they'll terminate and refuse to even negotiate the repairs.” Lynda says when buyers are willing to negotiate, they may want the price lowered by double, or even triple, the cost of repairs. Ouch!

But she says if you get your home pre-inspected, you won't be caught off guard. You can attach repair receipts to your seller's disclosure or have the house re-inspected and attach the report. And most importantly, says Lynda, “you won't lose a deal or have to come down on your list price.”

What are some ideas you've used to make your home more appealing to buyers? Or from a buyer's perspective, what are the major turn-ons and turn-offs when you walk into a house?

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