Things you can do if your home is not selling.
Selling your home can be quite stressful and even more so if you find you’re not getting much interest. You should remember that no sale is the same so try not to be too alarmed if the time scale for your sale is longer than you expected. However, you should make sure you are doing all you can to attract buyers.
Here are a few ways to help with your property sale.
Firstly, get an up-to-date market appraisal of your home. Making sure you price your home competitively is very important. If you’ve worked hard to prepare your home aesthetically then the price will also influence a buyer's decision. If your home fits the bill from schools to transport links and local amenities but has an unrealistic price, buyers will opt for another property nearby.
The best way to know what to market your home for is to get a market appraisal from a local agent. When choosing an agent, do your research, take a look at customer reviews and if you can, talk to locals to get recommendations.
Consider arranging a walk-through video of your home. It’s a great way to showcase your property in a busy market and is also a very effective selling tool, especially if you are struggling with the sale. A good listing and imagery of your home is a must; however, a video is another way to give buyers a more in-depth view of your home – speak to your agent about how best to arrange a walk-through.
Be open to making the deal. It’s well known that spring and early summer are peak times for selling regardless of how the economic climate looks. Buyers will want to be in a new home in time to enjoy the spring and summer months and be settled and ready for the start of the school year. Have all your finances sorted so if you get a buyer you’re ready to go. Be readily available and keep in contact with your agent, so your sale is kept moving at all times.
We mentioned this before, but it’s important to choose the right estate agent. An agent that is dedicated will do all they can to make the sale. A local agent should know the market well and understand the annual ups and downs, as well as who your target market is. They will guide you through the sale process and suggest a new strategy if what you are doing is not working. Finding you a buyer isn’t all your agent will do, they will not only assist with the sale but the exchange of contracts and the property completion too.
If you are currently struggling with a sale, we hope these tips will help.
If you would like to know how we can assist with your sale, please do get in touch with our dedicated team here.