Ideally, everyone selling their home would sell it quickly, and it would be an easy stress-free, and frictionless process. However, more often than not, this is hardly the case. If this is your first time selling your home, then there are all sorts of things to learn. There are plenty of mistakes to make along the way, many of which can ultimately lead to your home not budging on the market. It’s this sounds like you, and you’re wondering why your home isn’t selling, then here are some of the reasons you might want to consider.
You Set Too High of a Price
Chances are you’re emotionally attached to your home, and you don’t want to sell it for less than what you feel its worth. However, what you feel your home is worth may not always be its actual worth. Make sure that you compare the price of your home with similar ones in your area, and priced accordingly. If your home is significantly priced higher than other homes in your area, then it better be for a good reason. People want a good deal— usually, they are only willing to pay above and beyond if there’s something unique about home. Ask yourself honestly whether your home is worthy of the price it’s set at.
You Didn’t Use a Realtor
DIY is the latest rage these days. And while it may be possible to do plenty of things DIY, selling your home is something better left to the professionals. First of all, it’s an enormous amount of work, so if you have a full-time job, it’s better to outsource the job to a realtor. They can do all of the hard work for you to increase your chances of your home selling much faster. Not to mention, they know all the important steps to take and can most likely negotiate with interested buyers much better than you can.
You Didn’t Post High-Quality Photos
Statistics show that homes with high-quality, crisp, and professional photos are much more likely to sell quickly than those that have amateur photos which are out of focus or badly centered. If you haphazardly took pictures of your home on your phone, then it may be the reason why your home isn’t budging. Consider investing in professional photographs that will showcase all the best parts of your home. It may be a small investment paying a professional photographer, however, it’s well worth it when you know your home will sell much faster.
Lack of Marketing
Posting your home for sale on one website isn’t always enough. Market yourself in all kinds of different places to make sure that you get the maximum visibility. The more places you post your home for sale, the more chances you have of finding the perfect buyer—it’s all a numbers game.