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When putting their home on the market the vast majority have high hopes that they will have a lot of interest, book viewings with potential buyers and manage to sell in no time. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and selling your house isn’t always as quick and easy as people think it will be. You may find yourself in a situation where your home has been up for sale for a few weeks or even months and you’re left questioning whether you’re ever going to sell.
It goes without saying that it is incredibly frustrating waiting for someone to put in an offer and you may feel as though your life has been put on hold. Many people worry about losing the new property they’re interested in too and this adds a lot of stress to the situation. So, in order to help any homeowners who are struggling to sell their home, below we have looked into some of the most common reasons why you still haven’t had any offers.
Ultimately, your estate agent should be doing all they can to help you sell your property and if you’re not getting much interest, it may be that they’re not doing their job properly. When you look online for estate agents, you will notice that there are so many all in competition with one another these days, so it is important to find one that will have your best interests in mind.
When you’re selling your home, your agent should put your floor plan and marketing photos online for potential buyers to see. If these photos aren’t doing your home justice then you can expect people to keep scrolling and look at the other listings instead. You may want to consider getting some new photos taken and maybe getting 3D interactive floor plans too.
Sometimes, people simply won’t look at your property because the asking price is more expensive than other similar properties. Getting the asking price right is so important, so take some time to look at the current market and comparable properties. It may be worthwhile lowering your price slightly, this can instantly increase the interest that you get.
Whilst you’re used to the way that your home looks and you may not even notice its flaws anymore, you can guarantee that strangers will pick up on absolutely everything. If your home seems like it needs some TLC, this can be off-putting to potential buyers, especially if they’re looking for somewhere that doesn’t require any work. You may want to spend some time giving your home the attention it needs.
Generally speaking, you can expect it to be easier to sell your home in spring or autumn. Many try to avoid moving in the height of summer or over the Christmas period, so ensure that you’re listing your property at the right time of year. It may be worth taking your property off the market and putting it back on again in a couple of months or so.
From the moment any potential buyers walk through your door, you really don’t have long to sell them your home and good first impressions are essential. If you’re conducting viewings yourself, you might not be saying the right things, so maybe as your estate agent for some help. Hosted viewings can make such a huge difference in this regard.
Hopefully, the information above will be beneficial to any homeowners who have had their property on the market for what feels like forever. Thankfully, there is a lot that you can do to increase your chances of getting a quick sale and it is worth looking into the different ways that you can make your property more appealing to potential buyers. Of course, as mentioned above, it is definitely worthwhile considering whether you need a new estate agent too.
When looking online for estate agents in your local area, be sure to visit the Tatewood website. Our dedicated property agency experts will gladly assist you if you’d like to move from your current traditional estate agent. We offer a comprehensive service to all homeowners and we will handle absolutely everything you need to sell your home for the best price possible and hopefully, as quickly as possible too. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about your individual situation in more detail, please get in touch today.