5 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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Moving is one of the most stressful times of your life. Add to that the fact that you can't sell your home, and you've got yourself a dreaded situation. There are many reasons a property isn't attracting potential buyers and why it's scaring away those that are interested.

Here are some of the most common reasons why you can't sell your home.

Wrong Listing Agent
Your home needs to be marketed effectively and professionally, so it’s possible your agent isn’t doing his/her job properly. We live a visual world. People want to see pretty pictures. Take a look at the agent's website and see how your house is being advertised. If the photographs aren’t up to scratch, and the wording they use doesn’t excite and reel in a potential buyer, then it may be time to go with somebody else.

Home Needs Renovations
From the outside to the inside, your home needs to appear livable. It’s easy to paper over cracks, and make simple repairs yourself. However, if there are major issues with your home, you will put off potential buyers. There are companies such as Fast Offer Florida who will give you a fair offer for your house, and you will get it off the market sooner. However, you may need to spend more time sprucing up both the exterior and interior your home if you want to get as much money as you can from the sale.

Asking Price Is Too High
After living in a home, it's easy to attach emotions to it and want to drive the asking price up. But potential buyers can't place a price tag on the memories and emotions that you hold dear. There are ways to increase the value  of your home. But by all means, check out comparable homes on the market to see how their price compares to yours. It may be that you are asking too much, so consider lowering the price without running the risk of a loss.

Bad First Impressions
You only get one chance to make a positive first impression. It may happen when potential buyers pull up to the curb for a showing. It may be the first step they take in the door. Whenever it happens, you need to put your home's best foot forward. From cramped and cluttered rooms to pet odors, there may be issues that prevent your home from looking its best.

When a potential buyer turns up at your door, you need to make an effort. From the way the house looks from the outside to the way you greet the viewer, make sure you give a good first impression. Your home needs to be clean and tidy allowing your viewers to see the home at its best. Smell is important too, so a few flowers or freshly baked cookies will give off an attractive fragrance. Think about your experience in looking at other properties, and learn from them.

You Can't Let Go
Finally, are you sure you want to sell? Are you purposefully being obstructive to potential buyers? Do you burst into tears when anybody shows an interest in buying? Perhaps you aren’t willing to let go of your home. It’s normal to become emotionally attached to your property, but if you are having serious reservations about selling, then perhaps you should wait until you are ready to move on.

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