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Why Some Homes Don’t Sell – 4 Avoidable Reasons

MAY 21, 2013 by ge.admin

Brevard County Real Estate

As the housing market continues to improve, and as demand begins to overtake supply, many homeowners are looking to sell their homes for a great profit.  Still, a number of sellers find that they are having trouble finding the right buyer for their property. 

Brevard County real estate specialists have noticed certain patterns amongst properties that seem more difficult to sell and have compiled a list of the most common issues homeowners come across when selling their Brevard County Real Estate. 

The following are four of the top reasons a home remains unsold and what savvy sellers can do to avoid them.

1.  THE PRICE IS WRONG, BOB

The first and foremost issue many analysts have noticed is that some homeowners tend to price their properties too high.  According to an article on usnews.com, “Sellers have emotional attachments to their homes,” and thus they may find it difficult to establish a proper home value.  Appraising the property and taking an objective stance to the pricing is a great way to ensure the property is not overpriced.

2.  A BAD IMPRESSION

Curb appeal really is a big deal when it comes to real estate.  Your home and property may be in great shape, but even the smallest sign of water damage, for example, can turn off a potential buyer.  Thoroughly inspect your home from top to bottom and make sure that everything is clean, neat, and as it should be.  “Fresh landscaping or a fresh coat of paint in certain areas” can do wonders for your property’s appearance and appeal.

What’s on the inside is just as important as what’s on the outside.  Nothing says stay out as well as blocked doorways or strong pet odors.  Few buyers will see past dirt, odors, or clutter to realize there’s a jem to be had.  A home should look and smell as good as it can from the minute it hits Brevard MLS.  A sellers who procrastenates staging their home risks having their property thought of as a problem property.

3.  MARKETING CAMPAIGN LACKS DEPTH

Your agent should be doing more than just listing your home on Brevard MLS and putting a sign in the yard.  90% of home-buyers search the Internet for their homes. The most important vehicle for advertising your home is Internet exposure.  Not submitting photos — or uploading only one unflattering photo of the front of the house can deter potential buyers.

4.  RESTRICITED ACCESS

Finally, homeowners should be flexible with their scheduling for showings and open houses.  Showing your home frequently is the best way to generate traffic and interest in your property.  No lockbox, restricited hours, 24 hour notice, or by appointment only can hamper showings.  Work out a schedule with your real estate agent that maximizes your exposure, and discuss your listing on Brevard MLS with your agent.

Sources:  http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2013/01/joint-nar/google-study-shows-more-people-use-internet-to-research-homes-for-sale

http://www.gregellingson.com/sellers-information/pricing-your-home-to-sell

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