Is your Silver Spring, MD home currently on the market but is getting zero activity? A lack of showing activity, buyer interest and offers is often due to one (or more) of the biggest mistakes Silver Spring home sellers can make: price, access and condition!
Let's take a closer look:
PRICE: We know you love your home. We understand the sentimental value. And we also know how much it was worth 7 years ago. None of that matters when it comes to selling your home however.
The market determines what your home is worth! By researching the most recent sales in your neighborhood and taking size, upgrades and special features into consideration, we arrive at a price-range in which your list price should fall. Going above and beyond that price-range will only lead to your home sitting on the market, not to getting it SOLD.
ACCESS: If your home can't be shown, it can't be sold. It is that simple. Tenants, pets and showing restrictions could all lead to missing out on the buyer. You want to make it as easy as possible for buyer's agents to schedule showings and for all interested parties to actually get into the home.
It sounds like a no-brainer but if your agent doesn't respond to showing inquiries, if your dog is protecting your home and barking loudly at every visitor or if your tenants turn buyers away at the door, you won't sell your home.
CONDITION: Buyers love a clean and organized space! Unfortunately, many of the homes I show are anything but. Clean and organized does not mean sterile, many sellers do still live in the home they are trying to sell.
However, a thorough cleaning before putting the home on the market is a must (by the way, one of the areas many sellers forget are the vents) and so is decluttering. All counter tops should be cleared, toys and "stuff" organized into baskets, chests, drawers etc. Ask yourself which items you truly need during the listing period and which ones you can do without for awhile (or forever! in that case, gift, donate, recycle or sell it)
If your home is currently on the market and you are getting little to no activity, take a close look at the above graphic. Are you making any of these seller mistakes?
If you are thinking about listing your Silver Spring home for sale, keep these biggest seller mistakes in mind. Call a Silver Spring, MD REALTOR® to discuss price, condition, access and marketing and get your home SOLD!
The biggest mistakes Silver Spring, MD home sellers make - don't be one of them!