5 Top Reasons Why Your Home Won’t Sell

Reblogger Sharon Tara
Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

If you are planning to list your New Hampshire home for sale and would like the best possible outcome, there are 5 mistakes that other sellers make that you need to avoid.  

Even in today's "sellers' market " listings expire because of one or more of these reasons. 

What's the best way to guarantee your house is ready to list? A professional Home Staging Consultation! A two-hour staging consult provides you with a detailed plan of action for preparing and presenting your house to be as visually and emotionally appealing to buyers as possible.

Check out this informative post written by a Florida real estate friend of mine,  Beth Atalay .

If you are selling in the Clermont Florida area give Beth a call!

If you are selling in the Seacoast New Hampshire area give me a call and schedule your staging consult today!

Original content by Beth Atalay

5 Top Reasons Why Your Home Won’t Sell

Most Realtors work really hard to get listings as they say “you must list to last”. Finding homeowners ready to sell their home and list with us is very exciting both for the Realtors and the homeowners. 
Realtors look forward to getting a commission check and homeowners look forward to selling their house. Unfortunately, listings don’t always produce same results. Some never make it to closing table! Here’s a list of 
5 Reasons Why Your House Won’t Sell;

1. Your house won’t sell if it’s overpriced- No matter what part of the country you live in, number ONE reason why your house didn’t sell is because it is priced higher than it’s market value. If there are active listings in your immediate area similar to your house with lower asking price, they will sell before yours. If you were the buyer looking to buy a house and it’s between two houses with similar characteristics but one is priced $20,000 higher than the other, would you buy the one that’s priced lower or pay $20,000 higher? 5 Reasons Why Your House won't sell
If your house has been on the market for 30 days and hasn’t been shown, it’s overpriced!! It’s time for a drastic price reduction..not $500.00, not even $5000.00!! Meet with your Realtor and review all the Active, Pending and SOLD comps in your area and price yours accordingly. If you can’t reduce the price, perhaps you should think about taking your house off the market for 6-8 months and start fresh with a realistic price.

2. Your house won’t sell if it can’t be shown- Your house should be available to show any day of the week at any time a potential buyer would like to preview your house. I’ve seen showing instructions that read “can only show Wed and Fri between 2-5pm” or “no showings until further notice” Buyers are not going to wait around, there are other homes they can preview and possibly buy. I’ve written a post titled Houses That Can’t be Viewed will not be Sold.
House that is listed for sale must be available to show, no workarounds!

Secret Listin3. Your house won’t sell if it’s a secret listing- There are actually secret listings just as there are secret Realtors. It is very important MLS listing has the correct information on your house for sale. Correct zip code, correct city, correct number of bedrooms and bath. Tax Records does not always have the correct data on single family homes and if the listing agent is importing data from Tax Records into MLS, potential buyers will not be able to view your house online. For accuracy, ask for a copy of the MLS sheet from your Realtor.
Listing the house in MLS is not enough marketing to get your house sold. Your listing Realtor must advertise the listing on different websites as well as print media. Most buyers start their search online, be sure to choose a Realtor who is going to advertise the listing on multiple sites.

4. Your house won’t sell if it doesn’t show well- This includes, broken windows, weeds that take over the house, toys all over the house, garage filled with clutter, kitchen counter you can’t even see, fingerprints on appliances, pet odors, dogs running around during showings, homeowners being present during showings, rainbow wall colors throughout the house are just some that contribute to your house not showing well. Buyers are looking for a home that is move-in ready. If your house is not listed as “Handyman Special” it must be in immaculate shape. If you're not able to make all the necessary repairs, your home should be priced to reflect the condition.Cluttered Home

5. Your house won’t sell if photos are less than acceptable- No photos of dogs, unmade beds, toilets, dishes in the sink.  There’s no excuse to have only 1 photo of the house that was taken five years prior to listing. Pictures worth a thousand words!! Get those potential buyers visit your house. 

Sometimes even overpriced listings get traffic due to marketing, great photos as well as MLS description of the listing and Public Remarks but not enough to get your house SOLD!!!
Don’t let your listing show up on the list of “Expireds”,  take action now so you could move forward. These are the top 5 Reasons Why Your House Won’t Sell! Can you identify with any of them?

If you are a Clermont or Minneola FL homeowner thinking about selling your home, I would love the opportunity to speak with you. Call or text me at 407-929-1852 or visit www.WhereToLiveInOrlando.com 


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Sharon Tara great choice for a reblog.... and the first point that came to mind is they didn't stage their home before listing it.... and then I saw the messy bedroom!

Jan 16, 2017 07:33 AM #1
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Now that is a nice reblog Sharon Tara   . Such good examples and lessons. Have a good week, so happy it is warmoing up 

Jan 16, 2017 08:01 AM #2
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Sharon - excellent reblog. Beth wrote and excellent article in her straight-forward easy to understand way.

Jan 16, 2017 08:23 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sharon. I missed this one and it is terrific. Now off to tell Beth.

Jan 16, 2017 09:04 AM #4
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Nice choice for a re-blog.  Beth Atalay knows her stuff for sure!

Jan 16, 2017 10:15 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sharon - this was a great choice for a re blog. As know I'd us all a ought show ready 

Jan 16, 2017 10:26 AM #6
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Thank you so much for the re-blog Sharon Tara, I appreciate it.

Jan 16, 2017 12:20 PM #7
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Home seller should in your area should call you to help stage their home. Thank you for reblogging

Jan 16, 2017 12:38 PM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Thank you everyone for the comments. I hope you will take a minute to comment on Beth's original post.

Beth Atalay  A great post, well worth sharing!

Jan 16, 2017 03:29 PM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thanks for the reblog, Sharon. It has valuable information for all sellers today.

Jan 16, 2017 07:07 PM #10
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Phone (603) 661-8524 Sharon Tara Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations through Portsmouth, NH.

Jan 17, 2017 07:58 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I liked this blog from Beth, and agree it has a lot of great information for sellers. All true. Thanks for sharing it to get more exposure. 

Jan 17, 2017 09:08 AM #12
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Selling a home successfully takes effort and having the homes ready to be sold.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 17, 2017 07:25 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

This is an awesome re-blog of our friend Beth Atalay  post, maybe the word will get out about these important points, Endre

Jan 17, 2017 11:01 PM #14
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

The more we can help sellers understand the importance of preparation and presentation the easier it will be to sell them.

Jan 18, 2017 09:28 AM #15
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