5 Reasons Why Your House Did Not Sell The First Time

We know how frustrating it is when your home does not sell after being on the market for months. Below are a few tips to help you avoid getting into such a situation in the first place and sell your home faster.

1. Click Professional Photographs

Invest some time and money into creating professional pictures and video tours of your house. The pictures should bring your home to life in the best possible way. People think twice before visiting a home if they haven’t seen quality photographs. Capture images of all areas including the bedrooms, kitchen, backyard etc. that have sufficient lighting and highlight the best features of your house. 

 

2. Invest in the Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Home

Fix worn out or broken parts of the home like unappealing landscaping, doors and windows with dirt or rust, and walls with chipped paint. Investing some money in the up-keep of your home can yield superior returns later. Take out the extra furniture in small rooms to make them appear spacious.

 

3. Try These Simple Do-It-Yourself Tactics to Make Your Home More Appealing

Buying a home is an emotional decision. Colorful potted flowers placed by the front door or in the rooms are sure to create a sense of positive energy when the buyer enters the home. Ensure your home is adequately lit up. Add some extra pillows on the sofa and bed and white bath towels/robes to bathrooms, to give a warm and welcoming feeling to the home. Another simple tip is to place a tray with coffee/wine on the bed or set up the center table with beautiful accessories. These subtle cues can trigger the imagination of buyers and evoke positive emotions. This is the reason why staged homes typically sell faster and for a higher value than empty homes. Home staging removes all the clutter and accentuates the strongest features of the home. 

 

4. Do Your Research And Hire The Best Agent

Even before you hire an agent, check his/her history of selling homes in your area and ask for recommendations from friends and family. You should look out for agents who are proactive and thoughtful in situations of selling problems and those who have a plan of action or strategies to improve selling prospects. Once you hire the right agent focus on having clear & constant communication with him/her. 

 

5. Price Your Home Correctly

Inflating your home’s value is the worst mistake you can commit. Never overprice your home because this would allow it to sit for days on the market. If you find that the prices are going down, set the price less than the last comparable sale of other houses in your locality and vice versa.

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