Deborah Kling
Deborah Kling
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Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell

Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell

If your listing has expired and your house didn’t sell, it’s completely normal to feel a mix of frustration and disappointment. Understandably, you’re probably wondering what may have gone wrong. Here are three questions to think about as you figure out what to do next.

Did You Limit Access to Your House?

A significant error in selling your house is limiting the days and times available for potential buyers to tour the property. It’s crucial to be flexible with your schedule, even if it may seem a bit overwhelming to adjust plans and vacate when buyers wish to view the house. Remember, restricted access translates to limited exposure to potential buyers. ShowingTime recommends:

“. . . do your best to be as flexible as possible when granting access to your house for showings.”

Occasionally, the most committed buyers could be traveling from a considerable distance. Given their travel arrangements, it might be challenging for them to adjust plans if you provide only limited showing times. Therefore, make an effort to maximize your house’s availability to accommodate these potential buyers. The logic is straightforward – if no one can view it, how can it possibly sell?

Did You Make Your House Stand Out?

When selling your house, the adage holds true: you never have a second opportunity to create a first impression. Devoting attention to enhancing the exterior appearance of your home is just as crucial as staging the interior. Revitalize your landscaping to elevate your home’s curb appeal, ensuring a compelling initial impact. As highlighted in an article from U.S. News:

“After all, if people drive by, but aren’t interested enough to walk through the front door, you’ll never sell your house.”

However, don’t limit that impact to just the front door. Extend it by eliminating personal items and minimizing clutter inside, providing buyers with the freedom to envision themselves in the home. Additionally, a fresh coat of paint or a thorough floor cleaning can work wonders in enhancing the appeal of the house for potential buyers.

Did You Price Your House at Market Value?

Establishing the appropriate price is crucial. Although the temptation to increase the price for maximum profit may be present, overpricing your house can deter potential buyers and impede the selling process, as highlighted by Forbes:

“Pricing a home too high could lead to a slower sale or force the seller to drop their price.”

If your house is priced above comparable properties, it might dissuade buyers, leading to a longer period on the market. It’s important to heed the feedback your agent receives during open houses and showings. If there’s a consensus in the comments from many people, considering a price reduction might be a wise move.

For a comprehensive understanding of these insights and additional guidance, depend on a reputable real estate agent. A skilled agent will provide expert advice on the re-listing process, offering effective strategies to ensure a successful sale of your house.

Bottom Line

Experiencing disappointment when your listing expires without a sale is completely understandable. Let’s connect to analyze the situation, identify the reasons behind it, and discuss the necessary changes to successfully relist your house on the market.

Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell

Things To Consider

Things To Consider If Your House Didn’t Sell

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