There are usually several reasons why your home that is listed for sale is not
being show, and we will first start with the price. Â If you are not
getting activity check your price and compare it to active and pending homes
sales in the area. Â Active and pending homes do not necessarily determine
the price your home will sell at, but they will give you a good idea where you
need to price your home in order to get it sold.
How is the overall presentation
of your home? Â This is one of those moments where inviting your
on-lineÂ over to give your the no frills truth comes in handy, or just
contact a friendly Realtor.
If your home is in need of
exterior maintenance, interior maintenance, and de-cluttering, itâ€™s time to get
busy. Â The maintenance you complete does not have to be big; it can be
painting your front door, pressure washing your driveway, weeding your garden,
or washing your windows. Â All of which should be done before your home
ever comes on the market.
How to get your home shown and
1.) Check your price against
active, pending and sold homes. â€“ Overpricing your home will only help the
competition sell faster!
2.) Maintain your lawn â€“ The
exterior presentation draws in Buyers.
3.) Paint any scuff marks on your
home â€“ Deferred maintenance chases away many Buyers.
4.) Wash your windows â€“ Why you
ask? Because your kids need chores!
5.) De-clutterÂ your home â€“
Buyers try to envision themselves in your home, if they canâ€™t see past your
clutter they are less likely to buy.
6.) Remove all family photos â€“
There are many reasonâ€™s so just trust your Realtor!
7.) Remove large obstructive
furniture â€“ Too much large furniture can make even a big home feel small.
8.) Kitchen counter tops should
be almost cleared â€“ This is a must for everyone, but itâ€™s especially important
if you have limited counter space.
9.) Books should be stowed
10.) House should be ready for
showings, and showings should beÂ acceptedÂ even when itâ€™s
inconvenient. Â If you donâ€™t go out of your way to show your home, Buyers,
and Agents wonâ€™t think you are serious. â€“ Agents and Buyers alike will not
reschedule their entire tour just for you, sorryâ€¦.
11.) Ask your agent what they are
doing to sell your home, if your home is not online ask why because over 90% of
Buyers start their home search online.
If you have additional questions
please feel free to contact me. Â I would be more than happy to give you
free advice at no obligation.