What to do if your home is not selling
Each sale experience is different from the last, so it’s important not to be alarmed or lose heart if you come across any unexpected delays during the process.
By choosing a local agent, you’ll have someone by your side to guide you through each step, and offer their expert insight on navigating the market in the best timeframe possible.
To offer our guidance, here are certain contributing factors that you can do to help speed things along, including the following top tips:
Know the market
The more informed you are about the property market and the current value of your home, the more informed you will be about your own sale and chances of success.
When consulting an estate agent during a valuation, make sure you are fully prepared and receive all of the information you need to make the right decision.
How are they planning to market your property to increase marketing exposure? What timeframes would be realistic to sell your home? Is the valuation figure you’ve been provided achievable?
Having strong local ties can be a really important benefit when selecting someone to sell your house, as they will often have the resources to target local buyers, as well as a sizeable database of contacts to connect with your home.
Seal the deal
One way to avoid unnecessary delays is to handle your finances and approach mortgage advisors and solicitors ahead of time, so that when you are ready to make or accept any offers, you can close on those deals with minimal hassle.
Fix up your home
Whilst some buyers are specifically looking for their next renovation project, the majority would prefer to move in to a home that’s ready to be lived in immediately, without the stress of completing repairs or changes.
If you’re able to complete any work on your house, this will reduce the number of faults that are potentially picked up by buyers viewing your property, which could also reduce the number of offers being put in below the asking price.
Stage your home
Effective property staging is one of the most important ways you can attract more interest.
This involves making your home look ‘show home ready’ and essentially presenting viewers with a blank canvass to fill with their own style and character.
A well-staged property will show off how much space your home has to offer, with your own personal belongings hidden from view.
Whilst it can be difficult to predict how your home will perform on the market, an informed local agent will be able to guide you on what to expect, with a realistic timeframe and a plan of action – should your sale take longer than you’d hoped.
For more information, speak to our team today.
This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.
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