Are you having trouble selling your home? There are many reasons why your home might not be selling. According to an article from RIS Media, here are some issues that may not be as obvious, but are still preventing the sale of your home…
1. Your Home Is Not Easily Accessible For Showings: Are you getting a lot of showing requests that you are turning down? Many sellers make the mistake of not accommodating a buyer’s request for showings because requested showing times are inconvenience to the seller. Try and remember that your home is a product for sale. Do whatever you can to cooperate with showing requests, even if they are last minute or on off hours.
2. Pets: Pet problems can go beyond unfriendly pet barking or jumping on a potential buyer. Pet owners need to go to extra lengths to make sure to remove pet hair and keep odor to a minimum. Take your pets out of the house during showings or make sure they are crated. A potential buyer is there to view the home that is for sale and should not have to worry what your pet is going to do.
3. Your Agent is Not Aggressively Marketing Your Property: Is your home listed on MLS and public websites? Most buyers are shopping for a home online these days, so having an online presence is highly important. If you are dissatisfied with how your home is being marketed, you may need to sit down for a brainstorming session with your agent.
4. Your Agent is Not Familiar With Your Area: Did you list your home with an agent from outside of your area? Do they know much about your market? Listing your home with a local agent is critical. If your agent knows little about the market how can they properly position your property for sale? They may be missing the important selling features of your home.
If you can contribute knowledge and strategy to the process of selling your house, you’re less likely to be tripped up by the common stumbling blocks that can prevent a sale.
For more possible reasons your house isn’t selling, check out the original article here.