You’ve contacted a real estate broker, taken photos and gotten some moving boxes ready. You think your house has some great qualities, and you know your price is fair — so why is no one making an offer? In reality, there are many reasons why no buyers are interested, and fortunately, there are several things you can do to make your house far more attractive to those looking for a home.
Is My House Overpriced and Not Selling?
Many sellers assume the price is the issue when a home does not sell. While buyers, of course, want the best price possible, the bottom line is not always the answer. Keep in mind some homes sell for more than the asking price, and some of those properties may be in your town. Don’t automatically lower the price.
Why Is My House Not Selling?
There are many reasons why a property might not attract enough buyers. These are a few:
- The home does not have curb appeal or appeal emotionally to buyers.
- You may not be advertising correctly or to the right parties.
- Your photos do not do your home justice.
- The market is not in your favor.
Tips on How to Sell Your House
Before you try lowering the price, try the following:
- Do some research: Find out how many homes in your area are selling and what the market is like overall. Even if the market is not doing wonderfully well, some homes are selling and selling well. Take a close look at them for clues. Do they have specific amenities yours lacks? Do they have upgrades?
- Get your home in selling order: Trim back trees, give your property a coat of paint and even do some renovations to make your real estate as appealing as possible. Buyers tend to buy with their emotions, so make sure they can picture themselves in your house.
- Take good photos: It pays to take professional photos or even to hire a pro. Many buyers won’t even look at a home unless the photos they see online excite them. Make sure your photos show a spacious and immaculate home. Move out some belongings if you need to. There should be no people in your photos, and you should have plenty of light as well as a focus on any positive details, such as original molding or a great view.
- Market: Use the photos you have taken and create postcards or a website. Create a video of your home and post it on YouTube or other channels. Be willing to hold open houses and talk to people who drop by to find out what you can improve.
One of the best ways to market your home is to work with a skilled agent who understands the market and who has plenty of specific real estate marketing knowledge. At CENTURY 21 Core Partners, we have years of experience and know exactly what it takes to bring buyers to your property and get them competing and outbidding each other for a home. If you’re ready to sell, contact us to get your home listed.