Are You Having Problems Selling Your Home?

Garry Thind Blog Are You Having Problems Selling Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, there are many things that are out of your control. However, there are some things that you can control to avoid scaring potential buyers away.
If your home isn’t selling, it may be due to one of the following reasons:
Overpricing is the most common mistake people make when listing a property for sale. It is a guaranteed way to scare buyers away. Potential buyers and their realtors are savvy, and they have access to many resources to verify the market value of your home. If your home is priced too high compared to others in your neighbourhood, you may have caused yourself a problem.
Trust your Realtor to provide you with an accurate price point, as correct pricing is critical right from the start.
When potential buyers research real estate, over 90% do it online. The homes that attract their attention will usually prompt them to get in touch with a realtor to arrange a viewing of the property. Houses that are poorly presented online will quickly be passed over, and the chances of them wanting to view those homes are slim to none.
The importance of excellent photos and videos of your home cannot be stressed enough. Make your home so attractive online, that buyers cannot resist.
When buyers walk through a home they are viewing; they will usually open and close cabinets, kitchen appliances, bathrooms etc. If the home is not clean and they see grease and grime, it is guaranteed to leave a bad impression. They will probably think that the house has been neglected and leave quickly.
The same can be said for odours. If you have pets, the chances are that you are immune to pet odours in your home. Things like spoiled food, cigarettes and garbage are also unpleasant. Bad smells are a no-no when showing a house for sale, and they are sure to make buyers leave as fast as they can.
Too much clutter in your home makes it very difficult for a buyer to imagine themselves living there. One of the first things to do if you want to sell your home fast is to remove all the clutter on kitchen counters, shelves and in general.
Also, remove any personal items from the walls and shelves to neutralize the environment and make the buyers feel that they can make it their home.
Buyers will often drive-by a property they are interested in before arranging a viewing. First impressions count, and they will usually check out how the exterior of your home looks and compares to others in the neighbourhood. Keep this in mind when you are trying to sell your home. It is in your best interest to make your homes curb appeal exceptional.
Sometimes, finding a buyer is not as easy as you imagined. Being aware of some of the pitfalls listed above will help you sell your home faster.
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