When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you’ve put a lot of money into improving the house over the years. While you shouldn’t panic if the house doesn’t sell the moment you list it, you should begin to worry if the months start flying by without any offers. If this is the case, here are 11 reasons why your house may not be selling.
- You overvalued your property. If your house is overpriced, it’s simply not going to sell.
- Your listing is poor. If the listing of your home includes a poorly written description without any images, a lot of buyers are going to skip over it.
- You’re always present at showings. Let your agent handle your showings. Buyers don’t want to have the seller lurking over them during showings.
- You’re too attached. If you refuse to negotiate even a penny off your price, then there’s a good chance that you’ve become too attached to your home.
- You haven’t had your home professionally cleaned. A dirty house is going to leave a bad impression on buyers.
- You haven’t staged your home. If you’ve already moved out, don’t show an empty house. This makes it difficult for buyers to imagine living in it.
- You kept up all of your personal décor. Buyers are going to feel uncomfortable touring your house if you keep all of your family portraits up.
- Your home improvements are too personalized. If your home improvements are too personalized, it can scare off buyers who don’t want to pay for features they don’t want.
- Your home is too cluttered. Even if your home is clean, clutter can still be an issue.
- Your home is in need of too many repairs. The more repairs that are needed, the less likely a buyer will want your house.
- You chose the wrong agent. Choosing the right real estate agent is the most important decision you will make. A good REALTOR® makes all the difference in selling your home within a reasonable time.
All these things can be fixed once you realize your mistake; however, the longer your property stays on the market, the less likely it will sell at listing price. One of the best ways to avoid making these common mistakes is by working with a professional real estate agent.
Crystal Coovert is a Florida-licensed Realtor® at Michael Saunders and Company in Punta Gorda, Florida. Crystal is a member of the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte/North Port Realtors® Association, Florida Association of Realtors®, National Association of Realtors®, Womens Council of Realtors and is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), a designation achieved by only a small percentage of Realtors® worldwide, as well as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES).
Crystal can be reached by phone or text at 941-322-7133 or by email at CrystalCoovert@MichaelSaunders.com.