Selling a house can be a difficult and time-consuming process. There are many things you need to do to get your property ready for sale, from cleaning it inside and out, to making repairs and upgrades, to staging the rooms to make them look as attractive as possible. But despite your best efforts, there are still some situations that might cause your home to remain on the market for longer than you had hoped – or even not sell at all.
Here are 5 of the most common reasons why this may happen:
1. Your asking price is too high. If your pricing is unrealistic, potential buyers will simply bypass your listing and move on to other homes they think they can actually afford. To determine an appropriate selling price, you should do some research by looking at nearby homes that have sold as well as homes currently on the market. You can also get a professional appraisal of your property to help you set a realistic price for prospective buyers.
2. Your home doesn’t look appealing on the inside or outside. If your house looks run down or dirty, potential buyers will be turned off from viewing it in person and won’t bother calling your agent to schedule an appointment. To make sure this doesn’t happen, try to clean up any clutter in each room and make all necessary repairs before putting your home on the market – including fixing broken light fixtures, patching holes in walls replacing ripped curtains, etc.
3. Your home has structural issues. Things like a leaky roof, cracked foundation, or pest infestation can all be major red flags for buyers – especially if you’re asking a high price. It’s important to fix these issues as soon as possible so that potential buyers don’t get scared off from your property.
4. You’re not marketing your home properly. To sell your house in the shortest amount of time and for the most money, you need to make sure it stands out from among all other houses on the market. This can be accomplished by hosting open houses, advertising online and using social media platforms to generate interest, putting up good photographs online and in print ads, writing an informative description of your home along with additional details (ie its location), etc.
5. You’re not being responsive to potential buyers and their agents. If your home hasn’t sold already, it might be because you haven’t been responding in a timely manner to calls or inquiries from interested parties – something that can easily turn away potential buyers. To prevent this from happening, make sure you always promptly respond to any messages left by prospective buyers, their agents or other contacts who may know people looking for a new home.
If you don’t want the responsibility of selling your home by yourself than give us a call. We are a home buying company that specializes in solving this problem and we have helped many people just like you cash out and move on with their lives. We are fast, friendly, efficient and responsive. If you are in the Austin Texas area and have any further questions give Houses 4 Texas LLC a call or email us at your earliest convenience. We are here to help!