A lot is needed to go into selling your house on the open market. It isn’t as simple as getting a good realtor or listing your house on this website. Here are some reasons your home is not selling on the market.
Your House Isn’t Clean
The first thing you need to do when you are preparing to sell your house is to have it cleaned professionally. This will cost money in the short term but will give you a much better chance to sell your house. Buyers are not going to buy a house that is not clean. Make sure that all the stains, molds, mildews, or any other potential cleaning problems are taken care of.
The Asking Price Is Too High
Many home sellers list their prices above their value. If you are guilty of this, it’s likely your house just isn’t going to sell. Swallow your pride and hire a good realtor. Your realtor will go through your home, compare it to similar homes on the market, and set a fair listing price.
At a fair listing price, you will get much more interest from actual buyers. Once a buyer is engaged, you can have your real estate agent negotiate a price that both parties find to be fair to close the sale.
Get High Quality Professional Pictures of Every Room
You can’t take amateur pictures of your home, and then post them on a house selling site these days. Hire a professional photographer to capture the true beauty of your home. They will have much better equipment and will be able to show your home in the best light. Buyers have high standards when it comes to looking at pictures.
Potential buyers are not going to buy a home with pictures which don’t make your home look like their dream home. Make sure that the photographer takes enough pictures of the room’s buyers care about. You want them to take plenty of kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom photos.
Make Sure Your Realtor Is the Real Deal
Before you even hire a realtor, you better make sure they have a great track record of selling homes. Most realtors out there have never sold a home. Get a realtor who is closing all the deals in your neighborhood. They have a track record of success and know what it takes to make a sale in your local area.
Failing to get a good realtor will keep your home on the market. Sure, you may have to pay a higher commission to a better and more experienced realtor, but isn’t your goal to sell your house? If they aren’t asking for a commission that isn’t too ridiculous, hire the better realtor.
Make Necessary Renovations
Always remember when you want to sell your house that you have competition. The other sellers are renovating their bathrooms, making their kitchens nicer, or making additions to their master bedrooms. If your house isn’t selling, then maybe your house isn’t nice enough. Remember that renovations to your house cost money but will also raise the value of your home.
Spending 50,000 dollars on renovations can potentially increase your home value by 100,000 dollars. In addition to your increase in home value, it makes your house more aesthetically pleasing to buyers. Most people don’t want a bathroom designed in the 1970’s.
Host Non-Pressure Showings
Instead of hosting big open houses you might want to schedule non pressure showings with interested potential buyers. Many people are intimidated by real estate agents, so it might be to your benefit to show your house without the agent around. Doing this shows your house off in an environment where your potential buyer will be more relaxed and have much less anxiety.
Remember that while selling a house is very stressful, it is also stressful to buy a home. By hosting non pressure showings you should have more people interested in buying your home. Once they are interested you can have them contact your real estate agent.
Setup Your Home for Them and Not You
When you’re trying to sell your home it’s very important to make the homeless personalized. You want to show off a home that people will want to buy. This is the time to remove your statues, collections, or even family photos for the time being. You need to give them an experience that will make them imagining buying the home, and that means getting rid of your personalized items.
Selling a home takes a lot of preparation. If you clean your house properly, don’t overprice your home, get a good realtor, take professional photos, make necessary renovations, host non pressure showings, and make your home less personalized, you should sell your house. The more effort you make in having your house ready to sell, the faster you will sell your home at a price you like.