There are any number of things that go into a person’s decision to buy real estate. That said, here are some things we see that get in the way of making the sale!
6 Reasons Why Your Home Is Not Selling
1. Your property is priced too high.
If your house is overpriced, it will be more difficult to sell. An experienced real estate agent will run property comps and give you an accurate value of your home. Also, don’t make the mistake of tacking on the cost of any renovations you’ve made. You can’t assume that the cost of a remodel translates to added value.
2. Your real estate listing is lacking.
If the listing of your home is poorly written, without a lot of quality photos, most homebuyers are going to skip it. Make sure you and your agent put an effort into creating a listing that attracts the attention of buyers. Don’t forget to highlight unique features as well.
3. Your home improvements are too taste specific.
You might think that the penny design on the bathroom floor is fabulous, but that doesn’t mean potential buyers will agree. If your home improvements are too personalized, it can scare off buyers who don’t want to pay for features they don’t like.
4. Your home is too cluttered.
Even if your home is clean, clutter can be a problem when trying to sell. Something as simple as having too much furniture in a room can make a house feel smaller than it is.
5. Your home needs too many repairs.
Too many repairs can turn-off buyers. Many homebuyers don’t want to deal with the cost, time or effort of doing repair work. Even if it’s just a bunch of small repairs, such as tightening a handrail or replacing a broken tile, taking care of deferred maintenance may result with a quicker sale at a higher sales price.
6. You chose the wrong real estate agent.
Choosing the right real estate agent makes all the difference in the world when selling your home. Working with a talented, professional agent can help you avoid the mistakes that get in the way of selling your home.
If you’ve got a top notch real estate agent on your side now, consider yourself lucky. If not, give us a call at (205) 248-7353 or send us a message. We look forward to helping you find ‘A House That Fitts.’