Why Your home may not be selling
You want to sell your house for the highest price possible, in the shortest time possible, and with the least amount of hassles. Limited Access – If you can’t show it, you can’t sell it. One of the biggest mistakes a seller can make is to limit the days and hours when buyers can view their home. If you want to maximize your home’s sale in any market, you cannot limit the ability of potential buyers to view it. In some cases, the most motivated buyers might come from outside your locality. They may not be able to adjust their schedules if they are traveling. Make your house as accessible as possible. It’s tempting to increase the price to maximize your profits, but this can discourage potential buyers, and cause your home to sit on the market for longer. Jeff Tucker, Senior economist at Zillow notes: ” . . Sellers who price and market a home competitively should not have a problem finding buyers.” Not to mention that buyers today have access a number tools and resources to view the available homes in your locality. If you price your home too high in comparison to similar homes, this may turn away potential buyers. Listen to what your agent says at open houses and during showings. Not Freshened Up Before List – If it Looks Good, It Will Make a Good Impression. When selling your home, the old saying, “you never get another chance to make a good impression”, matters. It is equally important to stage your home’s exterior as it is the interior. Improve your home’s curb-appeal by updating your landscaping. This will make a big impact right away. According to an article on Investopedia, “Curb appeal projects make the property appear good as soon prospective buyers arrive.” These projects may not add much monetary value to your home, but they will help it sell faster. You can do most of the work on your own and save time and money. By removing personal belongings and reducing clutter, you allow buyers to imagine themselves in the house. A fresh coat of paint and a clean floor can also do wonders to refresh a room. For all of these things, you can rely on your real estate agent to give you expert advice based upon your unique situation and the feedback you receive from buyers during the process. Connect with a real-estate professional to get expert insights.
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