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Why is My Home Not Selling?

Homes are selling quickly in your city; therefore, you believe your home will be simple to sell – for a lot of money. Never mind all of those recommendations on curb appeal, as nowadays everything is selling.

Not quite.

Even within a seller’s market – which most major cities in the U.S. currently are experiencing – some houses linger in the marketplace for weeks or even months, while the houses around them go to contract within days. Below are 3 reasons your house has not sold yet.

Its price is too high

Any home, in any shape, will sell – if its price is right. However, buyers will expect discounts for old plumbing, dated kitchens, bad paint colors and even clutter. The harm of setting a price that is too high then gradually dropping it is that as a house remains in the marketplace too long, particularly in a quick marketplace, buyers assume there’s something wrong with it and do not even look at it. Here is your best bet: get the price correct the first time.

The house is dark

A vacant, dark home doesn’t offer a good first impression. Dark paneling, closed drapes, and an excess of leather furniture that is dark might not create that cozy appearance you intended. As you walk inside a house, you want the home to make you feel great. It is a gloomy, dark house, and it’ll set the immediate mood. It is suggested that sellers lighten up their space by painting dark paneling or cabinetry white and remove clutter and big furniture.

Potential buyers cannot get in to check it out

If sellers limit when their house may be shown, require lots of notice or otherwise toss roadblocks up to buyers entering, it’ll make the house more difficult to sell. Requiring potential buyers to make a number of phone calls to receive an appointment also can be problematic, as are listing agents who are not available as somebody has questions.

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