Reasons Your Home May Not Be Selling
Updated: Jul 18
You want to sell your home for as much money as possible. You can complete it in a specific amount of time and with the fewest inconveniences possible. The present housing market is typically advantageous for sellers because there is a shortage of available housing. However, several variables can still delay or prohibit a house from selling.
Here are a few things to think about if you're having problems getting your house to sell in today's sellers' market.
Limited Access – If You Can’t Show It, You Sell It. Limiting the days and times buyers can visit your house is one of the biggest blunders you can make as a seller. You cannot restrict potential buyers' access to your home if you want to maximize the sale of your home in any market. Keep in mind that exposure is only as great as availability.
Some of the most motivated buyers may occasionally travel outside your neighborhood. When given few possibilities to visit your home, they might not have the luxury of adjusting their schedules, so give them as many options as possible.
Priced Too High – Price It To Sell, Not To Sit. Pricing is an important consideration that can significantly impact your house sale. Although raising the price to increase your profit may be tempting, overpricing might turn away potential buyers and cause your home to remain on the market for a more extended time.
Today's buyers can view available properties in your region using various tools and websites. Your home may lose potential purchasers if sellers price excessively high compared to other properties. Pay attention to the feedback your realtor receives at showings and open houses. It could be time to reassess and reduce the price if the reviews are constant.
Not Freshened Up Before Listing – If It Looks Good, It’ll Make a Good Impression. The adage "You never get a second chance to make a first impression" is essential when selling your home. Working on your home's outside is equally crucial as it is to stage the interior. Refresh your landscaping to increase the curb appeal of your property so you can make a statement immediately.
However, don't let that end at the entrance. The property's interior can be more appealing to purchasers by clearing it of personal things and clutter. A fresh coat of paint or clean floors can also do wonders for a room's appearance.
Count on your real estate agent for knowledgeable guidance on these issues depending on your particular circumstance and the input you receive from purchasers throughout the process.
If your house isn't getting the attention you feel it deserves and isn't selling in the timeframe you wanted. It's time to ask your trusted real estate agent for advice on what you may need to revisit or change in your approach. To get those expert insights, let's connect.