So Your Home Just Won’t Sell: Here’s What You Need To Do!
It’s no secret that selling your home isn’t always going to be as quick as you would like it to be. However, when our homes fail to sell within a few weeks, a lot of us start to get impatient and wonder why we’re yet to secure a sale. The fact is there are hundreds of reasons why your property may not be popular with buyers. It could be down to something like the location of your home – which obviously you can’t change. Or, it could be due to a factor that can be changed, such as the decor, for instance.
The good news is that most of the time, the issues causing your home not to sell can be remedied. It’s just a case of working out what the problem is. To help you to do that, below are a few steps you can take to help make your home more sellable.
Change the decor
One of the most common reasons properties fail to sell is due to the decor. Of course, whoever buys the house can do whatever they want with it. But the problem is that the decor you have in place may be limiting their creativity when it comes to the potential the property has. It could also be making your home seem smaller or darker than it actually is.
To combat these issues, redecorate your home in light shades that open up the space. Not only that, but by decorating in white, or another light shade, you will allow potential buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. If the property feels a little dark in places, it could be worth positioning some mirrors around it, to help make it look and feel lighter.
Invest in better marketing
Another reason that many properties fail to sell is due to how they’re being marketed. The fact is a lot of buyers use online sites to look at properties and then book viewings for the ones that they like. If your property doesn’t have an appealing description or high-quality photos, this will have an impact on the interest that you get. How your property is marketed is crucial when it comes to how quickly you’re able to make a sale.
If you’re not happy with the marketing that your home is getting, do something about it – change to a different company. Often, using a large estate agent can be a better option than using a smaller one, because larger companies tend to have access to more resources. Before selecting a new estate agent’s company to help sell your home, take the time to research them. Have a browse online, ask on local forums, and chat to others who have sold their homes.
Reconsider the price
As a last resort, if nothing else has worked, it may be worth reviewing the price that you’re selling your home for. Could it be that the asking price is just a little too high? If you’re unsure, it could be worth getting your home revalued by a different company to the one that you previously used. That way, you can ensure that you’re not setting an asking price that’s too high.
Obviously, if your home is worth every penny that you’re asking for, don’t lower it. Instead, it could just be a case of waiting it out. The fact is that sometimes properties do take longer to sell than we’d like them to and there’s nothing that we can do about it.
That being said, if you are struggling to sell your home, take the advice above on board, and you may find that your home gets snapped up. If not, it could just be a case of waiting until the right buyer comes along.