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Your House Isn’t Selling? Here’s How to Fix That!

1. Find an agent that will represent you and your home in the way that you want.


It is so important that the real estate agent you choose to list your home understands what your needs are! They should be aware of everything from your selling timeline to the amount you need to get from your home to feel confident about selling in the first place.


When choosing an agent, I encourage you to not just pick someone you already knew who had a license in real estate, but rather to explore your options to find the person that you believe will do the best at marketing, negotiating, and selling your home for you.


I also want to mention that if you are considered trying to sell your home by yourself, you should look at what an agent can do for you first.


The benefits of having a driven agent by your side are critical to the home selling process, and it will surely help you sell your home.


2. Consider altering the price.


I know price can be a touchy subject. Sometimes you think that your home is worth a certain amount, when the current market doesn’t quite agree.


Most of the time that a house doesn’t sell is due to the fact that it is overpriced. Depending on how quickly you want your home to sell, you need to adjust your price accordingly.


If you don’t care if it takes a while to find that one buyer at the price you want, then you can take that chance! There are cases where it might work out.


But in my experience, homes that are priced right: sell. If that’s your goal, then you need to consider altering the price if you might have come in too high.


3. Get professional photographs taken of your home.


Showing your home off using quality photos makes a difference.


If you choose a great agent, they should know this too. I see so many photos of listings that were takin using the agent’s cell phone, and if you want your home to show better and therefore sell, you need to fix those photos!


Hiring a professional real estate photographer can make an unbelievable difference, give it a shot!


4. Remove all personal touches from your home’s staging.


Home buyers don’t want to see photos of your family hanging on walls that they are trying to envision their family living in.


Take out all personal touches from your houses décor and leave it simple, clean, and easy for buyers to feel comfortable in.


This can be hard if you have to live in your house while you are trying to sell it.


However, it makes a difference, and if you want your home to sell, then you need to be willing to make the needed modifications so that buyers see your home as their home.


5. Manage your expectations.


Sometimes sellers have this unrealistic expectation of how the home selling process is going to go. I’m not saying that easy transactions don’t exist, but sometimes things happen, and your home might not sell as quickly as you thought or wanted it to.


This could be because of the current market conditions, so don’t panic if your home is still on the market.


There are many ways to try and expediate the process, and I encourage you to reach out to a real estate professional (like myself) to see about other powerful ways to list your home and get it sold.

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