The Unsellable Houses Team Shares What You Should Never Have In Your Yard

If you're thinking of putting your house on the real estate market, it helps to know what you can do to get the most return on your investment. To make your space more presentable to potential buyers, you could spend a little money to perform some important renovations so that your house can stand out from all of the others. Simple solutions like updating those older appliances, slapping on a fresh coat of paint, or even redoing that worn-out flooring could pay off when it comes to upping the listing price of your home. Even little tips like taking out personal items, putting away curtains to make the most out of the lighting, and ensuring your home is always in a ready-to-showcase state could help to push the selling process along quickly, according to HGTV.

Hosts of the HGTV show "Unsellable Houses," Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb, make it their business to help homeowners make the changes necessary to sell their residences. With some cost-conscious renovations and easy décor transformations, Davis and Lamb can pinpoint the foibles in homes that are having trouble moving in the highly competitive real estate market. During its three seasons on HGTV, the twin sisters — who are also real estate agents — have aided homeowners in making big-time returns by improving kitchens, renovating rooms, and updating floors with a detailed plan of attack. However, there are some quirky home additions that they recommend no homeowner should have if they are hoping to sell their home.

This may hurt your home's resale value

When it comes to making your home more appealing to homebuyers, nothing beats the power of curb appeal; this type of first impression is important when it comes to selling your home. Having a well-manicured lawn, a freshly-painted porch, and no visible clutter can make the home seem more inviting. However, if the outside of your home has oil stains on the driveway, weeds growing in the grass, and paint chipping from the front of the house it may serve as a warning to would-be buyers that there's worse to come. Generally, people will know in less than a minute whether or not they're interested in a home, so it pays to give the right impression straight away, according to CNBC.

In the third season of "Unsellable Houses," on the episode entitled "Old Ranch to New Nest," hosts Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb had no trouble pointing out why this particular home was having trouble finding a new buyer: In the backyard was a huge addition to the home used as a pigeon coop, where upwards of 40 pigeons lived (via Realtor). This was an obvious red flag as the hosts made it clear that no prospective homeowner would purposely want these types of birds on their doorstep. To address the issue, the team worked together to remodel the pigeon dwelling into a lovely stylish chicken coop that fits in with the theme of the rest of the home.