Selling your home isn’t always easy, even in an up-market or a good neighborhood. There are many reasons a house in good condition isn’t attracting enough attention. Identifying the cause can be difficult. In most cases, your best bet is to try a few different things and see if one or more changes the situation.
Eight Options for Selling Your Home More Quickly
1. Lower the price
Is your house priced as are similar homes in your area? Homebuyers typically won’t pay a premium unless there’s something truly special about the property.
2. Improve the listing
Your listing on public sites should be highly detailed and include as many high-quality photos as possible. Consider hiring a professional photographer with a top-tier camera to take the pictures. It can really help.
3. Cleaner is better
You have to strike a balance if you’re still living in a house you want to sell. Be sure it’s kept as clean as possible (without too many signs of customized habitation), to increase its appeal to buyers.
4. Improve the exterior
Curb appeal is a huge part of selling a home, so your exterior should get extra attention. Even a minor upgrade like a new coat of paint can attract more potential buyers.
5. Be more aggressive about marketing
Simply listing your property on the usual sites is a passive method of advertising. Explore expanding the number of listing sites or begin pushing it on social media or other free websites.
6. Replace your real estate agent
If you have a real estate agent and your home isn’t selling, you might want to look at getting a new one. If you’re trying to sell the house without a real estate professional, perhaps it’s time to partner with one.
7. Ask for feedback
If someone visits the property and isn’t impressed, ask why. Then act on their negatives.
8. Consider alternative sales methods
Rather than selling to a homeowner, consider contacting property investment groups. They’ll often pay cash in full in exchange for a lower price. In some situations, that’s better than letting the house sit on the market for months.
We want to help you sell your house! If you’re struggling to find a buyer, contact us to discuss options that can make the sale happen.