When you have your home listed for sale but it’s not selling there are often simple reasons why and things you can do to help your home sell.
- Your home is overpriced. An overpriced listing will sit on the market longer than a home that is priced well. No one wants to overpay for their home. Buyers will compare your home to recently closed similar homes in the market and place their offer accordingly. Reducing the price will make you more competitive in the market.
- Your home is not in excellent condition. Take the time to ensure all the maintenance items on the home are complete. Simple things like burnt out light bulbs will effect the way buyers perceive your house. Make sure your home is sparkling clean before every showing. You may even want to pay and have it professionally cleaned. Take the time to make sure your home always looks it’s best.
- There a lot of similar homes for sale near you. Homes sell slower when there is a larger inventory. Your agent will be able to advise you what the average selling time is in your neighborhood.
- Your photos are poor quality. Buyers view homes online first and then decide which ones to visit in person. Be sure to use the maximum number of high quality professional photos allowed in your listing.
- The description of your home is weak. Does the description of your home tell the facts and only the facts or does it elicit emotions and create a story of the lifestyle the buyer will have when living there? Most people will not take the time to read a boring home description, make sure yours keeps the reader interested.
- Your home is too personalized. Buyers want to envision living in the home with their belongings. Take the time to edit furnishings and visual clutter. You may even want to consult a professional home stager to help showcase your home.
Following these tips should help your home sell.