Why isn’t my house sold?
have the time to promote your property and answer all inquiries on it. Choose one who is professional, demonstrates proper negotiating skills, and is punctual.
A home is often the largest single investment most people make in their lives. Therefore it makes sense to try to maximize that investment for the highest price possible. “Possible” does not mean that you get to decide that your house will only sell for top dollar; the market will decide what your home is worth. Even though you put a high value on your house, a high price will keep it on the market without getting picked up.
Factors that affect market value are the economy, as well as supply and demand. It will also take into consideration how your house compares to others. Your Realtor® will be able to provide you with the data to make a price determination but in the end, it’s what the buyer is willing to pay.
When you have lived in a home for a while, it’s easy to overlook any flaws. Let’s be honest, we all do that. The chipped paint on a wall or worn carpet doesn’t affect your overall enjoyment of the home. So why should it affect a buyer? The fact is, buyers choose what they can overcome or not. And, the more they add up the cost of little fixes, the less likely they are to choose a property. Try simple things like a fresh coat of paint, and make sure the bathroom and kitchen are clean, and have modern hardware.
Go back to your Realtor’s® advice they gave you. I understand that you have lived in your home for a long time and it’s comfortable, but put away family treasures so that potential buyers see the home as theirs and not yours. Clutter, personal tastes, smells, and design may be hindering your efforts to sell.
Buying and selling a home are investments that involve a lot of money, and we often get lost in the emotional side of the transaction. We get emotional about the value, about maintaining our current lifestyle, and certainly about not wanting to disrupt our family. We try to maximize the dollar in our pocket, and not respond to advice by the professionals we hire.
As sellers, we refuse to adjust the price to the market, we aren’t reinvesting in the home with simple fixes, and we forget to re-stage the home for every showing. So often, we can sabotage our own efforts to sell.
Keep communicating with your agent, and listen to the feedback you are receiving from potential buyers. Our goal is to sell your house for the most amount of money, in the shortest period of time, with the least amount of inconvenience. If your home is tidy, well maintained, and is priced according to market value, it should sell in no time!