If your home has been on the market for longer than you had anticipated, it can be very frustrating. Maybe you have another home you want to purchase, or you just want to get your home sold so you can move on to decide what’s next for your family. Whatever the reason, once you have decided to sell, you are anxious to get settled into your new routine.
There could be several reasons why your home is not getting the positive activity you had hoped and selling. Some of them you might have thought of, but didn’t think them important enough to take action. Some of those reasons might be worth re-looking at, and correcting. There also might be reasons you have not have thought of, and could be blocking a contract on your home. Let’s take a look at some reasons your home isn’t selling.
Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling
There are some common sense things like the home being too cluttered, pet odors, priced too high, or home needs some work inside or out. It could be that you haven’t noticed these things, as you live in the house, but some of these things can turn off possible new owners the minute they look at the home.
Bob Vila of “This Old House” TV fame offers us some good reasons our homes might not be selling. A few include:
- You Didn’t Hire a Cleaner – carpet cleaning and deep house cleaning is a necessity to show off your home
- You Stayed for the Showing – buyers like to look in closets and cabinets, and tend not to look closely at things if owner is in the home
- You Left the Windows Closed – opening the windows and doors give potential buyers a feeling of the openness of the home
- You Have Too Much Furniture – too much furniture gives the appearance of a smaller room than it might actually be
- You Didn’t Let the Sun Shine In – making things light and bright can make all the difference in the appearance of rooms
- You Left Out Photos – need to put away family pictures, so buyers can picture themselves in the home
More Reasons Your Home Isn’t Selling
Kiplinger also offers reasons homes may be on the market too long such as: the roof is old, you still have renters, or no curb appeal. If a roof needs replacing, buyers are turned off immediately, as they assume the rest of the home is in disrepair. Curb appeal can be the same way. If it’s not inviting on the outside, buyers see no reason to look on the inside.
“Get My Home SOLD!”
All of these are good ideas to consider as to why your home isn’t selling as quickly as you believe it should be. But there is one more reason that is even more pertinent to why you haven’t gotten that wanted contract, and that is that maybe you don’t have the right advice on selling your home, and on marketing it.
I would be delighted to help in this matter. Using my experience, I can identify problem areas that might be keeping you from getting the offers you want, and help you correct them. Put my experience to work for YOU! Be sure to give me a call at (512) 732-3820 or simply click here, and we can discuss what we can do together to get the results you want. I look forward to speaking with you!
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