So your agent put a for sale sign on the yard, flyers have been handed out, open houses have been scheduled, but not a single offer in sight and you need to get the house sold yesterday. Things are looking very grim indeed. Let’s back it up a little and figure out the root cause of the problem.1.The price is NOT right. It doesn’t matter how much you love your home, how many improvements you've made, or how many memories it holds – the market dictates how much your home is worth, not your heart. If your home is significantly more than comparable homes in your neighborhood, potential buyers will quickly move on. Remember, you home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Look at other homes for sale, ones as similar and as close to yours as possible. If they are going for less than you are asking, you may be priced too high.The fact is, your home is competing against those other homes, and what buyers are willing to pay is what will determine final sales prices.
2. Photos don’t lie. It’s said that you have seven seconds to make a first impression — and the same goes for your house: 90% of buyers start their search online and make a decision about whether to come see your house based on a quick skim of your listing photos.
3. The house needs some TLC. It is barely possible to sell something that screams old and broken. Although potential buyers realize they can replace a refrigerator, if your appliances look as if they belong on That ’70s Show, buyers might wonder what else might need replacing. Consider doing some lower-cost updates to make your house seem more modern, especially if you have the skills to do most of the work yourself. Simple changes, such as a fresh coat of paint or new knobs on kitchen fixtures, can do wonders.
4. Did you hire the RIGHT agent? This might be a good time to examine who represents you on the sale of your most priced asset. A good rule of thumb is to look for an agent that has a good knowledge of your area and wins business for their reputation for selling houses, not by telling you what you want to hear!
What do we recommend to get your house sold quickly and for the most amount of money? SELL WITH US!
Your needs always come first. At The Nett Group of Keller Williams Realty, we provide the service we agree to, in the ways that work for you, whether once a week, once a day, by phone, email or text message. That's how we'll do it. You'll always be kept in the loop.
Call The Nett Group today at (636) 534-8381.