helping you through the house-selling process

Selling real estate can be just as much work as buying. There are so many things to worry about as you prepare your home to list on the market. Then you have to worry about the real estate agent you will hire to help you get the house sold. After that, you have to worry about who will be coming in to tour your home throughout the week. Will you hold an open house? Do you take the first reasonable offer you are presented with? Our blog was designed to assist you through the selling process a little bit easier.

Three Reasons Why Your Home May Not Be Selling


When you place your home on the market, you usually hope that it sells quickly for your asking price or even more. So it can be frustrating when viewings are few and far between. If your home has been for sale for some time but it isn't getting much interest, you could be making one of the following mistakes.

#1: Your pricing is off

The most common mistake will be with your pricing. A home that isn't within the fair price range for its age, quality, and location won't get much attention. This is because most buyers assume that the owners of a house that is majorly overpriced won't be open to bidding down to a more reasonable price.

One way to avoid this is to have a real estate agent do a current market analysis and then base your price off the results. This analysis compares your home to nearby recent sales and then provides a rubric for adjusting the value for the differences between your home and the others.

#2: Poor online presence

Many people depend upon the internet to determine which homes to view and eventually buy. This means your online home listing needs to be excellent, or it could be the reason showings are few and far between. Have a real estate photographer takes pictures of each room and the landscaping—they have the knowledge to show each part of your home from its most flattering angle.

The more pictures you have online, the better. The more time someone spends looking at your listing, the more likely they are to fall in love with your house.

#3: Obvious problems

Obvious issues that need prompt attending to can turn off buyers, especially if your home isn't marketed as a fixer upper. Many of the common problems can be remedied with minor effort. For example, have the carpets cleaned and repaint grubby walls before listing the house. Minor damage, such as a hole in a wall or cracked light fixture, should also be repaired. Odors can be another obvious problem.

Cleaning the house from top to bottom, eliminating the source of the odor, and then using a mildly scented air freshener may be all that's needed. If you smoke, take it outside. If you have pets, make sure they are clean and that you clean up after them promptly.

For more help with your home for sale, contact a real estate agent in your area.


10 August 2017