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Why isn’t anyone looking at my home?

Imagine your house been on the market for years or months without any offer from buyers: how does that make you feel? Delays in selling your home can be very frustrating and discouraging as a landowner.  This article is specially designed for landowners or agents experiencing some difficulty in the real estate market.Below are tips why your house is not yet sold: 

 

Unattractive pictures of the house online

Photography is one of the most important portions of real estate marketing. Taking pictures of your home with your mobile device might have been good enough ten years ago, but it is certainly not good enough now. Today’s buyers expect high-quality pictures that show off the best features of your home. Anything less than great pictures will turn away a lot of buyers, which is exactly what you don’t want.Attractive photos will allow you to put your best foot forward in the first inspection of the house by the buyers online.

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Most buyers will pass your house and not read a single word of the listing description if the photography is poorly done.That is why the saying “first impression matters” is a vital tool in the real estate market. There are a few things that many real estate agents do that are huge home selling mistakes when it comes to photography. Here are some of the more common ones:

Not having enough photos – most multiple listing services around the country along with the popular real estate websites allow you to have a lot of pictures. Make sure you take advantage of this feature.

Not having quality photography: it goes without saying your pictures should be clear and vivid.

Not shooting specific rooms in the home: the whole point of showing off a home online is to make clear to a buyer exactly what you are selling. Hence, ensure you show everything.

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Price of the property

Pricing a house too high is a major setback why most houses are not sold. A price that is too high will most probably push away buyers.

Pricing a home is an art and a science, and the ability to price a home well from the start is a valued skill among Realtors. Furthermore, hiring an agent is advisable because he /she can assist you to price your home right at the beginning which helps you to avoid the stress that comes from pricing too high and having your home sit on the market for months or years.

Your home is only worth as much as someone will pay for it. It doesn’t matter how much you purchased it for, how much you spent on renovations or how much you love it. If people are not offering to buy it, then you probably priced it too high.

 

Your Home vs Client’s home

An important thing about buying a house is converting it to your home but when you are trying to sell, you want the buyers to be able to see themselves in your home which may mean removing some of the personalized things that you think makes your house a home.Endeavour to remove personal items before inspection.

It may be difficult to see what needs to go, so have a talk with your agent about how to best present the home to potential buyers. You may need to store your collectables, to take down the wall of family photos or to clear out all your stuff from the garage. Whatever you need to do, just know it will be worth it if you can sell the home as soon as possible.

 

Flexibility with inspection schedule

Selling a home is all about being very flexible. You need to think about the buyer’s schedule and not your schedule. Every showing you turn down because you are busy is someone that might have purchased the home. A major home selling mistake is not allowing inspection.

 

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No selling point

Imagine your house isn’t yours.Now go across the street and look at that house that’s being sold and ask yourself if the house looks appealing?Does it?  How is the garden?   Are they cut and neat?  How’s the paint job?  Does it need to be repainted?  Does the overall layout of the look of the house make sense?  

Look around your neighbourhood at houses you love.  Go look at some houses that just sold too for good measure.  What do they look like?  What about them appeals to you?   Is that how your house is?

If you can’t look at your house objectively then do find a friend that will give you an honest opinion.The selling point is that specific quality that captures the client attention.You have to put yourself in the mind of the buyer.

Try and apply the tips suggested above to your situation.With a few changes, you may be able to finally get your house sold!!!!

 

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