Deciding to sell your home is a big step. After spending many years and making many memories in your house, it’s understandable that you probably expect to sell your home as soon as the listing is posted or the showings are held. And, of course, many people do. But, what happens if your home just can’t seem to attract the interest of a buyer?
Luckily, when a home isn’t selling, it’s usually due to one of the following easily fixable reasons:
Your Listing Price Is Too High
This is actually one of the most common reasons that a house isn’t selling quickly. Your Realtor will help you determine your home’s market value and set the optimal price for your house. While it can be tempting to price your home at a higher rate, it’s important that your house not cost more than other, similar residences in your neighborhood. Otherwise, buyers will just take their interest elsewhere.
Your Home Is In Need of Attention
If your home doesn’t look its best, or if it’s in need of repairs or maintenance, then this, too, can prevent buyers from inquiring. Before taking listing photos or holding a showing, your house should be in the best shape possible. Staging your home by decluttering the space, making the rooms appear neutral, and deep cleaning the carpets are all tasks that can completely change the look and feel of your house.
Boosting your curb appeal, too, by adding potted plants outside or hanging a wreath on the door, can also make a difference for interested buyers. Of course, needed repairs like a leaking roof should always be replaced before buyers step into the home.
You Didn’t Use a Professional Photographer
In this day and age, the Internet is how potential buyers get to know a home. Using a professional photographer for your listing photos will result in the kind of high-quality pictures that help homes sell. A real estate photographer knows how best to stage a room, as well as how to set up the right lighting to effectively showcase your home online.
You Aren’t Using a Realtor
An experienced Realtor is able to prevent most homes from taking too long to sell. Through staging, photography, and understanding the market value of the home, Realtors sell homes quickly and efficiently. Selling a home isn’t as easy without the guidance of a real estate professional.
If a home does have difficulty selling, a Realtor is able to immediately identify the problem and present solutions without leaving the home on the market for too long. Homes that stay unsold for too long can sometimes make potential buyers think that something must be wrong with the house. This is another reason why using a Realtor is essential to an uncomplicated, successful sale.
Selling Your Home with VSells & Associates
If you’re ready to sell your Baltimore-area home, contact VSells & Associates today. Our team of professional, experienced Realtors are ready with a plan to help you sell your Maryland home for the best price and guide you through the home selling process. Tell us about you and your property here.