Selling a home is already a daunting task, so it can be frustrating when your home hits the market, and nothing happens right from the get-go. There are several things that can turn away a buyer from a house, which is why you want to make sure you have done everything as a seller to find the perfect match.
Corey Shader, an experienced real estate developer, says that there are several reasons why your house might not be attracting the right buyers. From price to presentation, here are six possible answers to why your home is not getting any bites:
1. Staging and Tours
Staging a home and how a house looks for tours is a big deal. Forty percent of buyer’s agents say that presenting a home in its best light affects the majority of buyers who view it. On top of that fact, over fifty percent of seller’s agents say great staging helps sell a home faster. Keep in mind what you can do to your home for sale to make it more attractive to buyers.
2. Curbside Appeal
Like with most things, first impressions matter, including when you are selling your home. It is vital not only to spruce up the inside of a house but also the outside too. The first thing a buyer sees is what the house looks like curbside from either an online picture or a drive-by viewing. Attract more buyers from outside looks to boost inquires and tour interests.
3. Real Estate Agent
If you are using a real estate agent to help you sell your home, and your house is not attracting any sellers, the problem might lie with your choice of agent. Steer clear from agents who have less than four years of experience under their belt and struggle to sell well over thirty-five homes per year in the average market. Selling a house is a significant transaction, so you want to make sure that you pick an excellent agent to assist in the process.
With the internet at the tips of our fingers, it makes sense why ninety-three percent of buyers utilize the world wide web during their search for a new home. If your home is not selling, it might be due to the photos posted on real estate sites. Photos should not be taken on a phone but rather by a professional that provides a clear and clean image of what your home looks like in its best light.
Maybe you have a dog or cat, and that’s great for you, but a buyer does not want to know or get to know your pets. Often, the presence of a pet, whether physically or through evidence like smell or dander, can run off potential buyers. It is not attractive to walk into a home that stinks of dogs. Consider boarding pets during house tours. Eighty-three percent of agents recommend that sellers leave their pets out of their home selling process when interacting with buyers.
Too high of a price can turn away buyers and leave you frustrated rather than with more money in your pocket. Rather than shooting for an expensive deal, set a fair price based on the property type and the market to see a better outcome during your home selling experience.
About Corey Shader
Corey Shader is a self made entrepreneur, consultant, investor, real estate developer and founder of several companies, notably Insurance Pipeline. Operating primarily out of Ft. Lauderdale, Corey’s endeavors span across the nation, consulting for start-ups, and sitting on the board of digital media and senior healthcare agencies. As a consultant Corey helps young businesses develop sales funnels and maximize profitability. Shader takes pride in challenging others to push themselves to be their very best — he believes in constant self-improvement, inspiring others through sharing his own life experiences.