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8 Reason Why Your House is Not Selling

By May 18, 2016July 16th, 2018One Comment

Eight reasons your house might not be selling. There are many factors that can cause a house unfortunately not to get an offer. Here are eight common reasons that a house may not resonate with buyers.

Think back when your realtor toured your house and you discussed what should be done prior to selling, and spoke about the pricing, did you…

Start Packing

A cluttered home eats equity. A home that is filled with furniture and your personal collections can be overwhelming buyers. All the stuff you have not been using for six months can be packed up and put in a storage unit. By doing so your rooms will start to appear more spacious.

Say Goodbye

Yes, it’s hard, all the memories that have been created in those four walls are hard to part with. Nevertheless, if you cannot be objective and realize that your house is now a product on the market with similar, that needs to attract a buyer, you will not be able to sell. Marketing the house involves price and product, if you are not willing to listen to professionals as to what the best price is to market your home, and how to stage your home to appeal to buyers, you will have a tough time selling.

Stay For the Showing

I know it is hard to leave your home open to someone you do not know. Buyers want to know what they are purchasing, they will open closets, drawers, check out your refrigerator, and they want to freely comment on what they see. They will feel uncomfortable doing just that with you there, moving onto the next house.

Hire a Cleaner

A buyer enters your home with eyes wide open, they see everything. This is the time where every surface needs to be white glove clean. Look up and around every room, if you see any look of wear or dirt and you cannot get it clean, then replace it.

Open Windows and Window Treatments

Buyers love light and bright. If you have heavy window treatments remove them, even lace curtains panels, and screens remove and let the light shine in. Having all the windows clean too is important. Then if the weather permits open a window or two and let the fresh air in. Fresh air helps eliminate odors and is far better than masking them with candles, and air fresheners that buyers could be sensitive to.

Remove Excess Furniture and Neutralize

Although you may feel your furniture is situated perfectly for viewing the TV there may be too much making the room feel cramped and difficult to navigate through. Buyers like light and bright spaces, the less furniture the more spacious a room feels. Along with the packing move a few unnecessary pieces out opening the room. In addition, keep in mind light neutral furniture allows buyers to look at the room, not the furniture. You want them to see the spaciousness and feel that their personal items can fit into the house.

Forget About Your Honey Do List

Make sure all repairs and taken care of before your house goes on the market. Remember, once you have an offer, an inspection will take place; any potential problems can make you lose the sale. Buyers today are looking for homes that are move-in ready with little to no maintenance issues.

Have Professional Photos Taken

Remember the photos online are the first impression buyers get of your home. If the photographs reflect the beauty of the home then you will get the buyers requesting a showing. If your photos are not impressive, you are losing potential buyers at a click.

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Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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