Why isn’t my house selling?
You always hope your home will sell quickly, however, sometimes it can take a little longer than you hoped. We look at a few reasons why your home may not be selling, and how to fix them!
Does your home have kerb appeal?
Buyers will make up their minds about a house they are viewing within minutes. If the outside of your home is lacking, you could be losing out. Look at your property from a prospective buyers point of view – would they be proud to own your home? First impressions really do count when selling so, make sure that the outside is tidy, make sure the grass is cut, get rid of all the weeds and try to clean doors and windows.
Is the inside looking its best?
Decluttering doesn’t just mean hiding away your bits and pieces and clearing surfaces – though that is a start. If the garden is full of toys, old trampolines and playhouses, or the spare room is full of old furniture or the gym machine you never use, it’s time to have a clear out. See if your council will clear things for free.
Photos of your home are important.
Buyers start searching for property online so the first peak they’ll get of your home will be via photos. There is a lot of choice offered on property websites, people will pass over any pictures that don’t have that ‘wow’ factor or look unattractive. Make sure you are happy with the photos your estate agent takes. If the photos don’t come up to scratch don’t accept them – you should ask to approve all pictures before they are used online.
Is your Agent working hard enough?
Some homeowners may end up feeling that their estate agent is not doing enough. If you believe that is the case, tell your agent. Make sure you have regular conversations and ask if there is anything else they could be doing.
Your agent should get in touch with feedback on any viewings and the progress of the sale. If you don’t hear from them, chase them!
Always be open with your estate agent about your expectations throughout the selling process and make sure they listen to you.
Is your asking price right?
Pricing your property correctly can make all the difference to the sale. To ensure you have the right asking price, do lots of online research of similar properties to yours in the area and take advice from a couple of local estate agents. You don’t want an agent to overestimate the initial value just to get you to sign with them or one who will price it low for a quick sale. Make sure you find the right agent for you.
Selling a home can be stressful, it’s important to choose an agent you can trust and who will make this process as smooth as possible. Here at Park & Bailey, we aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience as easy as possible.
If you are looking to sell locally, you can find out about our selling process here.