So you’ve listed your home for sale, you’ve had a showing or two but now there’s no interest from anyone. You’re in home seller’s hell! Below are the 7 deadly home seller sins. Chances are, it’s one of these 7 sins that are preventing the sale of your home. The good news? They’re not too hard to correct.
It’s natural to want to get the most money you can out of your house. But if you overprice your home, it’ll sit on the market indefinitely. Buyers are looking for a house at fair market value. If yours is overpriced you won’t even get buyers in the door for showings, much less an offer. This article by Bill Gassett fully examines the dangers of overpricing a home.
Picking the Wrong Realtor
Your Realtor is your best ally when it comes to selling your home. If you choose a Realtor who is inexperienced, overworked, or dispassionate, you’re going to have a weak ally. Quite frankly, there are a lot of Realtors out there who aren’t good at their job for one reason or another. It’s vital to your home sale that you put in the time to interview multiple Realtors. Ask questions such as:
- Are you a part-time or full-time agent?
- How long have you been a Realtor?
- How many listings did you have/sell last year?
- How will you communicate with me?
- Can I see references?