What to do if your home isn’t selling

There can be any number of reasons to explain why your property isn’t performing on the market as you had expected.

If it’s left you wondering ‘what went wrong?’, we delve into some of the most common causes that could be preventing buyers from connecting with your home.

Your home lacks kerb appeal

The outside of your home is the first thing potential buyers see when they turn up for a viewing.

So, there’s no surprise that it can have a huge effect on a buyer’s decision to put in an offer. More than 68% of homeowners say kerb appeal was important in their choice of home.

The property isn’t viewer-ready

It’s important when selling to keep your home looking viewer-ready, as well as to aim for a more neutral tone that appeals to a wider audience base.

Whilst it can be tempting to start splurging on new furniture and items for your new house, it can also have a negative impact on viewers if the room looks too crowded and cluttered.

The photos don’t do it justice

It takes just six photos for someone to decide whether they’re interested in seeing more of a property.

If the first six photos don’t represent your home in the best light, you could be missing out on the opportunity to showcase your property’s core unique selling points, so it’s worth raising any concerns that you have with your agent as well as making sure that you stage each room beforehand.

The asking price could be wrong

It’s a common misconception that the asking price is behind every single stalled property sale. However, it’s important to know where this is and isn’t the reason for a home struggling on the market.

Having a competitive valuation with a local agent ensures that you are correctly priced and helps you to avoid any delays or complications.

Want a second opinion on the price of your property? Our team of experienced estate agents can provide you with a reliable free valuation, click here for more information.

The estate agent isn’t the right fit for you

Your estate agent should be doing all they can to sell your home, including keeping you updated and aware of the progress of your sale.

If you’re not happy with the service you’re being given, make sure you bring it up.

So, what are my options?

If your home isn’t selling, don’t despair. You still have a few options that will enable you to get moving.

Contact our team today to learn more about our offering and success metrics in your area.

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