No Dazzle Factor! Here's Why your Home Won't Sell

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Here's Why your Home Won't Sell ......

why your home wont sellYour Home is just not up to Snuff - There is plenty of stiff competition our there in the marketplace and buyers just don't want to deal with the updates you haven't wanted to tackle.  You can blame it on anything you want but if your home is outdated, it's not going to sell.  You can wish as hard as you can, it's just not going to happen.

Nothing is Selling so who cares what price we're at - Your frustration and lack of preparation hasn't gotten a buyer in the door?  What the buyers actually might be saying to you is 'No thanks Mr. Seller, not at that price'.  You must adjust your price after a sufficient amount of time because if you have no showings or low total showings, the buyers are actually telling you it's overpriced.  Don't be that stale listing that's dead in the water because you won't lower your price.

Your Home has no 'Curb Appeal' - How do you fare compared to your neighbors?  Many buyers drive the neighborhoods and they don't want to trim the bushes, pull out the overgrown hedges or paint your home either.  Buyers don't have to visualize how your property 'could look' with a coat of paint.

Extreme colors that would make a paint salesman run for sunglasses - Over the past few years I'm not why your house wont sellsure what has come over some sellers. There is a frightful need to paint every room in a different primary color.  It's terribly painful to my retinas.  It wouldn't be bad if the applied paint looked somewhat professionally done either.  Another staging tip - white is not really a color. That 'fresh' hospital phase that we went through years ago is now over.  Relaxing colors are the best choices with your house having a color theme.

The Pictures in the MLS do not entice buyers - Here again, where is your eye candy? Your dazzle factor?  Your agent has possibly taken photos that detract rather than enhance your homes potential.  You're first exposure is now on the internet so be sure that you are pleased with the photos of your home or hire a professional to do the job for you.  It's a small amount of money that will pay back with big results.

Clutter with a Capital C - You have ...... how shall we say it nicely ..... outgrown your home.  It's stuffed like a sausage with furniture, belongings of every type and knickknacks.  Buyers are not interested in ANY collections you might have.  Buyers want to see the square footage of your home and what possibilities it has FOR THEM.

Your Home is Overpriced - this is a real biggie.  As stated before, there is plenty of competition now in the housing market.  The best strategy is to price your home as 'tight' as you can within your competitive bracket.  View the other homes competing with you online to get a true sense of what a buyer will see when they visit your price range.  How do you feel now after seeing what others are offering for the same price?  If you can step back and act like a current buyer in the market you will not overprice your home.

why your home wont sellOh No, Your House Smells - there I said it and I don't feel bad about telling you!  If it's pet smells, cooking smells, smoking smells, stinky shoes by the door smells - get rid of it. You might be used to this day to day scent (nose blind) but buyers WILL NOT put up with it.  Don't give buyers a reason to open the front door, smell it and leave.



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  1. Mary Yonkers 01/15/2016 08:13 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Hello, Lyn! These are great reminders for homeowners. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you have a lovely day ahead!

Dec 16, 2015 12:13 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think you hit it right on...And so mnay can't see it.  My father-in-law used to say that it as good enough

Dec 16, 2015 08:18 AM #2
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Lyn Sims you hit a homerun with this post.  Today's buyer just isn't looking for an over priced fixer-upper. (Period, end of discussion.)

Jan 09, 2016 02:12 AM #3
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Home owners want to sell at the top of the market but don't want to spend or do manual labor to make it shine. It's the same all over.

Jan 11, 2016 10:26 AM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Lyn Sims,

I just caught your post when Mary Yonkers re-blogged it. So glad I saw it..great post with plenty of reminders to homeowners in what they need to do to attract buyers!

Jan 15, 2016 08:47 PM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Lyn. This is the best blog I have read in a long time. Wonderfully detailed and precise. Well done.

Jan 15, 2016 09:30 PM #6
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Mary Yonkers, thanks so much for the reblog.

Jan 15, 2016 11:57 PM #7
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

It's important to have something to attract buyers online....some kind of dazzle. 

Jan 16, 2016 12:39 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well I'm stumped.  Stumped as to why this post wasn't Featured!

Excellent examples of the reasons home sit there ignored with the only action being multiple price reductions!

Jan 16, 2016 12:57 AM #9
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Dazzle - great idea for homeowners and listings agents alike to keep in mind when listing a home for sale. Find what makes it dazzle!

Jan 16, 2016 02:42 AM #10
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