What To Do When Your Home Isn’t Selling

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You might have put your home on the market seemingly ages ago, and each month that goes by without an offer can be disheartening. If you’re in a hurry to sell your home, there are several things you can do to increase the likelihood of someone taking a greater interest in your home.

Try New Photos

Sometimes, a listed home doesn’t get the attention a seller feels it should. It isn’t the home that’s the problem; it’s the pictures on the listing. Double-check your listing and look at the photos to see if they can be improved in any way. They might be too dark or taken in a way which makes the colors of the room seem off, or perhaps rooms appear smaller than they actually are. If your photos don’t look enticing, people are not going to be interested. Consider taking new photos of your listing, using plenty of natural light and a wide-angled camera lens.

Spruce Up the Basement/Attic

If you’ve got extra space in your house, showcase it. Sometimes, a house has a good deal of basement or attic space, but it isn’t properly shown off. If the basement or attic is finished, try highlighting its potential in your market advertising. A basement isn’t just a cold space to store old boxes of trinkets. They can be used for game rooms, home-office space, or a studio area. An attic or basement can be just as useful as another bedroom or den. If viewers have an idea of what the space could be developed into, it might perk up their interest.

Have the Right Agent

If you’re working with an agent to sell your home, make sure you’ve got one who has time for you. If you find yourself calling and leaving messages which are rarely, if ever returned, and your home is no closer to selling, you might not have an agent who fits your needs.

If you do have the right agent, he or she will be more than willing to help you come up with new strategies and ideas to get your home sold. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a professional.

Lower the Price

This should only be done as a last resort, especially if there’s nothing at all wrong with your home. If you’re in a rush to sell, and you don’t have anyone interested, your asking price might be too high for the area. Either that, or homes of a similar type happen to be selling quicker. If you’ve done all that you can to sell your home and you’re still at a loss, try shaving your asking price just a bit to begin with; that might be the push it needs to bring in viewers. Some potential buyers have a very specific price range; dropping the price by only a few thousand dollars can bring your home into their radar.

Let my team at Keystone Realtors meet all your real estate needs. I have over 14 years of experience in buying and selling in the Santa Clara and San Mateo County areas, specializing in the high-end, luxury market. Visit our website at http://www.paulphangureh.com/ for listings and information. You can contact me at 650-924-2544, or emailat [email protected].