Why Your House Didn’t Sold
You’re probably feeling frustrated if your listing expired but your house didn’t get sold. You’re probably also wondering what went wrong. As you decide what to do, consider these three questions. Did You Limit Access to Your House? One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is limiting the days and hours when potential buyers are allowed to tour your house. When you’re trying to sell your house, it’s important to be flexible with your schedule. Even though it may feel stressful to drop everything to leave when buyers ask to see the house, it is essential. Minimal access to the house means that buyers will have a limited view of it. ShowingTime recommends: ” . . Sometimes, the most determined buyers may come from a long distance. They may not be able change their plans if you offer only limited times for showings. Try to make your home as available as possible to them. It’s simple. Did You Make Your Home Stand Out? When selling your home, the old saying is true: you only get one chance to make a good first impression. It’s just as important to stage your home inside as it is to make the outside look good. Improve your home’s curb-appeal by updating your landscaping. This will help you make a big impact right away. According to an article in U.S. News, “If people drive by but aren’t interested, you won’t sell your home.” But don’t stop there. By removing personal belongings and reducing clutter, you allow buyers to imagine themselves living in the house. Did You Price Your House Appropriately? Setting the right price for your home is crucial. Although it may be tempting to increase the price to maximize your profits, overpricing will scare off buyers and make it difficult to sell your house quickly. Business Insider says: ” . . The biggest mistake that sellers make is to overprice their home. “If your house is more expensive than other homes like it, this could cause buyers to lose interest.” Listen to what people say about your agent at open houses and showings. For all of these insights and more rely on a trustworthy real estate agent. A good agent will give you expert advice on how to relist your house and provide effective strategies to sell it. Bottom LineIt is natural to be disappointed when your listing expires and your house doesn’t sell. Ask a trusted agent what went wrong and what you can do to put your house on the market again.
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