Has your home been on the market a little longer than you’d like? Don’t fret. There are several steps you can take to get the attention of the right buyers.
Before you decide to throw in the towel, try these four things.
Ask your real estate agent for feedback.
Real estate agents typically get feedback from agents who have shown the property. Ask if you can review that feedback and pay attention to anything that shows up more than once. You might not think something is a big deal, but if multiple people have expressed concern about it and no offers are rolling in, it might be time to make a change.
Hire a professional real estate photographer to take photos of your property.
Online photos are the true first showing for buyers. Oftentimes, people will use photos to determine whether or not a home is worth seeing in person, and unfortunately, bad lighting can have a huge impact.
While your real estate agent might take decent photos, a professional photographer will be able to shine a light on your home in a way that only a pro can do.
Make all necessary repairs.
If you’ve been putting off any major repairs in hopes of finding a buyer who doesn’t mind them, you could be missing out on potential buyers. Unless the repairs are factored into the price, most people will opt for a property with less to do after they move in.
Even if you do get an offer, it’s probably going to be for less than you’d like because the buyer will have to put in the effort, time, and money to make the repairs.
Consider lowering the price.
Lowering the price is the last thing any seller wants to do, but it might be necessary. Homes in good condition that are priced correctly sell quickly, no matter the season. If your home is getting online views and showings but no offers, it’s most likely because your home is overpriced for the market.
Ask your real estate agent to do a comparative market analysis so that you can find out what other similar homes in the area are selling for. If similar homes are selling for less, it’s time to cut the price.
The longer a home sits on the market, the more questions potential buyers will have about it. Most will assume there’s something wrong with it, so ask for feedback, get new photos, make repairs, and price your home correctly before too much time passes. The offers will hopefully start rolling in.
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