Our market is hot and if your home is sitting on the market, chances are there is at least one adjustment that needs to be made.
Today, we are going to go over everything you can do to prevent your home from sitting on the market.
#1 Bad Photos
When you start interviewing agents to list your home, one of the most important questions you can ask them is: Who is your photographer? If the agent can’t give you an answer - Or worse, tells you that they DIY all of their own photos - Run!
Because of apps like Zillow and Trulia, potential home buyers have been trained to swipe left. When they see a home with bad photos, they won’t even bother coming to look at it in person. They’ll just keep scrolling.
Instead, make sure that your agent hires a professional real estate photographer that knows exactly how to capture the best features of your home. This is the first step to driving tons of traffic to your home.
#2 Bad Decor
Unless they’re an interior designer with a trained eye, it’s really difficult for the average buyer to see past your decor. Even if you’ve chosen your pieces carefully and paid a premium price, it may not suit the buyer’s taste or needs.
The problem arises because, in order for a buyer to want your home, they have to be able to see themselves living in it first. But this is nearly impossible when they can’t get past a chair, rug, or tile selection that you’ve chosen that doesn’t match their style.
Sure, everyone knows that a rug can be replaced, but if the rug is so offensive that the buyer can’t get past it, it’s likely that they won’t be able to see themselves moving in either.
Eliminate this entire scenario by removing all unnecessary clutter, updating your furniture pieces, and using a neutral color palette that will appeal to the masses. If you don’t know how to do any of this, your Coldwell Banker Gosslee agent should be able to put you in contact with an amazing home stager.
#3 Bad Pricing
This is probably one of the most common culprits. Contrary to popular belief, the price of the home is not what you think it is worth, but what a buyer is willing to pay. This means that the market is what determines the price of the home, not the seller, not the appraiser, not the Realtor.
You may think that your home is worth [X amount] because you improved it, made memories in it, and took such good care of it. But none of that matters to a buyer. They will be looking at the home objectively. And if they can’t justify the price, they’ll move on.
#4 Bad Vibes
Sometimes, there are things you can’t even see that are holding back your home sale. It could be a funky pet smell, a dark and drab interior, an unusually hot or cold temperature, or even a weird creepy sound that spooks the buyer out.
Your agent should be collecting feedback from all of the agents and buyers who have toured your home. This feedback is essential to spotting trends and eradicating issues that are holding back the sale.
The key to selling a home fast is making a great first impression, and this is where a skillful agent can really help you. This is where a Coldwell Banker Gosslee agent steps in. Before listing a property, they will visit that space and make recommendations on things that need to happen to make the house its most marketable.
At this point, you may be convinced that you need some guidance around the area of getting your home to sell quickly versus having it sit. But you may also be thinking that you have no idea where to start
If you’re thinking about making a move, we can help you through the process. Just give us a call. No pressure, no sales tactics, just the help and guidance that you need!
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