Why Your House Didn’t Sell
Did your listing expire without the successful sale of your home? You’re likely feeling frustrated and wondering what went wrong. The following three questions can help you figure out your next steps.
Did You Limit Access to Your House?
One of the most significant mistakes you can make when selling your house is restricting when potential buyers can tour. Schedule flexibility is essential when selling your home, even though dropping everything when buyers want to view it might feel stressful. After all, minimal access equals minimal exposure to buyers. ShowingTime advises:
“. . . do your best to be as flexible as possible when granting access to your house for showings.”
In some instances, the most determined buyers come from long distances. Due to this travel, they may not be able to adjust their plans easily if you only offer limited times for showings. Try to make your house available as much as possible to accommodate them. Put simply: if no one can look at it, how will it sell?
Did You Make Your House Stand Out?
When selling your house, the old saying matters: you never get a second chance to make a first impression. The appearance of the exterior of your home is just as important as how you stage it inside. Putting in a little extra effort to clean up or upgrade your landscaping will improve your home’s curb appeal and make an impact upfront. As an article from U.S. News says:
“After all, if people drive by, but aren’t interested enough to walk through the front door, you’ll never sell your house.”
Don’t let that impact stop at the front door. Remove personal items and reduce clutter inside to give buyers a greater ability to picture themselves in the home. Even a new coat of paint or cleaning the floors can go a long way to freshen up a room and make your home stand out.
Did You Price Your House Compellingly?
Setting the proper price is extremely important when you’re selling your house. You might feel tempted to increase the price and maximize your profit, but overpricing can scare away potential buyers and make it hard to sell quickly. Business Insider notes:
“. . . the biggest mistake sellers make is overpricing their home.”
Buyers might lose interest if your house is priced higher than similar homes on the market. Pay attention to the feedback your real estate agent receives during open houses and showings. Are lots of people saying the same thing? If so, consider lowering the price.
Having a real estate agent you can trust through this process is vital. Our experienced agents at Just Say Home KC will offer effective strategies to relist and sell your home.
Feeling disappointed when your house doesn't sell is entirely natural. However, this can be an opportunity to evaluate why and work with a real estate expert to get your home back on the market. The Just Say Home KC team is committed to helping you relist and successfully sell your home today!