You’ve hired a real estate agent, published your listing, and staked a “For Sale” sign in the front lawn, ready to sell your home and move on to the next adventure. But as the days and weeks tick by, messages from interested parties are few and far between, and the showings that do happen never go any further.
So, what’s the problem? Why can’t you seem to get your house moving on the market? Start by asking yourself if your home falls into one of the categories below of the most common reasons a property might not be selling.
Your home is priced too high.
This is one of the most common mistakes sellers make, especially first-timers. If no one seems to be biting at your listing, discuss with your real estate agent if you should lower your asking price. Compare your home to similar listings in your area, get a real estate market report, and consider a professional appraisal.
Your listing is subpar.
Speaking of listings, if yours isn’t making a good first impression, buyers won’t bother to look at your home in person. If your home isn’t selling, reevaluate your listing. Hire a professional real estate photographer to capture your home (or look up some DIY tips for taking them yourself). Then, read through your description again to make sure it’s honest, but still highlights your home’s best features.
You skipped the staging process.
Without staging—or if the staging you have in place just isn’t hitting the mark—buyers can’t envision the full potential of your space. Strategic home staging is crucial to building a personal connection between buyers and your property that motivates them to turn their interest into action.
Your home still needs improvements.
No matter what you see on HGTV, most buyers aren’t interested in a fixer upper when they’re searching for a home. You need to put in the time, effort, and yes, money, to get your house in good condition, because you can’t expect buyers to look past every glaring imperfection. This means a coat of fresh paint, thorough cleaning, working on your curb appeal, and addressing any major repairs or system issues.
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