It has come time to sell your home, but you’re finding it rather difficult to find a buyer. Your home is listed and there are showings after showings, but not takers. Why?
At this point, it’s time to make some changes because the longer your home is on the market, the harder it will be to sell and it may result in loosing some money. Before panicking, let’s take a look at some of the many reasons home owners are having difficulty selling their homes. Trust us when we say that this can be a really easy fix.
You may be thinking it has to do with features in your home, but the reality is that your home is just listed way too high. Maybe you didn’t listen to your realtor or your realtor gave you bad advice. Whatever the case may be, browse local listings to compare prices in the area. If, after doing some market research, you’ve discovered that the listing price is too high then it might be time for a price drop.
Staging a home is extremely beneficial if you’re looking to sell your home quickly and efficiently. Although there can be many benefits when it comes to staging a home, a poorly staged home can do a lot of damage. Do your research before hiring a stager and find someone with experience. A well staged home sells 87% faster than a non-staged home. If you’re home is not selling, you’ve run into the problem of spending time poorly staging your home.
On paper it might sound easy to sell your home, but the reality is that there is a lot that goes into this process. One of the most important things you can do for your home in order to sell is remove the clutter and fix anything that is broken. No one wants to walk into a home they are looking to buy that is broken. Understandable that you’re not looking to spend a lot of money fixing up the home, but spend time cleaning the yard or upgrading those broken blinds to new ones. The small touches make a huge difference.
Since the majority of buyers look online these days, it is useful to invest in quality photos of the home. Poorly lit iPhone photos are not making the cut these days. Sometimes, great photos can increase the price by $1,000 or more. Talk to your realtor about arranging high quality photos of your home.
Just like we mentioned doing your market research on listing prices in your area, it is also important to do your research on a realtor. Working with someone you trust that is experienced in this industry is vital for selling your home. A good realtor will help you with pricing, staging, and curb appeal. A good realtor will listen to feedback from showings and have a positive attitude when it comes selling your home.