Here's Why your Home Won't Sell ......
Your 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 You can blame it on anything you want but if your home is outdated, it's not going to sell.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 sure 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.
Oh 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.