Reasons why your home is still on the market
 
8 Reasons Why Your Home Is STILL On the Market

There’s no doubt that once you’ve listed your home for sale that you want it sell as quickly as possible. If your home has been on the market for longer than 30 days, it’s possible that one of the following reasons ( or a few of them) could be the cause.

Let’s take a look the possible reasons why your home hasn’t sold yet:
 
PRICE
Pricing your home too high will not only keep it on the market longer, but price reductions are a red flag to buyers.
 
UPGRADES
Do you have eclectic taste? Is that apparent in the upgrades you’ve made over the years? Your personal taste, while great for you, could be a turn off for buyers. Go through your home with an objective eye, making note of the things that might have buyers looking the other way.
 
REPAIRS
When buyers are viewing your home, the more move-in ready the better. If they are seeing items that need to be repaired, it gives the overall impression that your home is in need of work. Not only will that delay a buyer wanting to make an offer, it will be cause for the offer to be under your asking price.
 
CLUTTER
Clutter could be too many things on the countertops, too much furniture in a room, too many framed photos on the walls, too many trinkets from your travels displayed on the mantle…you get the idea. A home that feels cluttered and small will ultimately stay on the market longer than a home that feels spacious, clean, well-lit, and organized.
 
Decluttering is just one aspect of the process of preparing your home for sale.
 
CURB APPEAL
Just as the inside of your home should be properly prepared for sale, so should the exterior. If buyers are greeted by weeds, unkempt landscaping, peeling paint, or broken windows, curb appeal could be a possible reason of why your home hasn’t sold yet.
 
LISTING PHOTOS
No matter how great your home looks, if the photos are bad you are setting yourself up to watch your home linger on the market. I will always recommend bringing in a professional photographer to make your listing photos the best they can be!
 
POOR MARKETING
As I mentioned above, your listing photos are key to drawing in buyers. But, are buyers able to easily find those beautiful images? Make sure your Realtor is doing his/her part to properly market your home.
 
FSBO
Last but not least, are you partnering with an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent or attempting to sell it on your own? There are a number of consequences you could face if you decide to buy or sell a home without a professional real estate agent to partner with. After all, it is one of the most important transactions you will go through in your lifetime. Wouldn’t you want the peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands with someone who has the experience and knowledge in the real estate industry?
 
Call me, Tina Israelson, today for a free consultation.