Two Reasons Why You May Not Be Getting Any Showings

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Two Reasons Why You May Not Be Getting Any Showings

How come my house isn’t getting any showings??

Real Estate agents get this question all of the time. So do Home Stagers. house with question

You know that Price, Location, and Condition are key to getting your home sold. Your location is what it is and hopefully, you’ve listened to your agent and listed your home at what the market will bear NOT what you think you should get.

 

But, keep in mind that buyers are visual. They buy based on what they can see. And if they can’t SEE your house, this may be why you’re not getting any showings.

 

There are two reasons why no one may be looking at your house...

 

1.Your MLS presence.

Today’s buyers begin their search on the internet. You’ve probably done this yourself.

Try this yourself...go to the internet and look at MLS listings in your area. Which ones call out to you to want to see? And conversely...which ones do you just move right on by?

 

mls listingsLook at your listing! What you see is what your potential buyers will see.  

 

If you have only a few pictures or if your photos don’t do your house justice, then this may be why you don’t have the number of viewings that you want.  No one is going to scroll down to read the description unless the photos get them to want to see more.

Work with your agent and Home Stager to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to make sure that your home shows well in-person and on the internet.

 

And, before you hire your agent, look at a sample of the listings they have on the internet.  How are their current properties being marketed?

 

2. Buyers actually can’t see your house.

 

Have those beautiful bushes and trees that you planted grown so tall that you can no longer see the house behind them?  Curb appeal does make a difference, and buyers have been known to drive away from a property because of the curb appeal- or lack of it.

While you are preparing your house for sale, don’t neglect the exterior.  Drive by it, stand across the street from it… get a clear idea of what potential buyers are (or aren’t) seeing.

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Sellers...if your house is getting little to no showings, check out how it appears to prospective buyers!

They may not be able to see it!

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Kathy - two excellent reasons and there is gold to be found in the comments in your post as well.  The art of seduction and on-line dating are just part of the home selling process as some have commented.  We are still talking about real estate, right?  It's getting "hot" in here and that's another reason to make the right impression - at first and to keep the interest intense.  

May 30, 2019 05:05 AM #7
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Sellers that are able to be honest with themselves will know why their home is not getting any showings.

May 30, 2019 05:40 AM #8
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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I've had buyers decide not to go into a house because of what the neighbors houses looked like. Unmowed grass next door, cars parked three deep in the driveway, it's not always just about the house that's listed.

May 30, 2019 06:27 AM #9
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kathy - one of those three for sure.  There is one down here that fits that description.  I think they want what they want and not what the market wants.

May 30, 2019 06:30 AM #10
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Seems so very obvious, and yet....

mls photos tell a different story.

There are still too many sellers (and agents, unfortunately)  that don't have a clue about visually marketing a home for sale.

May 30, 2019 07:30 AM #11
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Roy Kelley
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This is very good advice to share with prospective home sellers.

May 30, 2019 08:55 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

Although this may seem obvious to some, this is one of the most important aspects of selling a house.  Great post as usual. A

May 30, 2019 11:29 AM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kathy,

You bring up a great point about the outside. One thing I have found is outdated yard scape.  It can really date the house. Freshen it up and make it current. 

May 30, 2019 01:19 PM #14
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Great post and information for home sellers to read. Thanks for sharing, I hope you have a great afternoon.

May 30, 2019 02:39 PM #15
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Kathy what you wrote makes a lot of sense to me as to why a house may not be getting any activity.

May 30, 2019 02:47 PM #16
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Kathy Streib
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HI Sham Reddy CRS thank you! Always appreciate seeing you here. 

Hi Nina Hollander all you have to do is scroll through some listings on the internet! You'll end up shaking your head. 

May 30, 2019 04:18 PM #17
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Perfect Barbara Todaro 

Donald Urschalitz and that is why your listings sell!!!

Brenda Mayette good analogy to online dating!!!

May 30, 2019 04:22 PM #18
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Kathy Streib
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Wayne Martin the eyes do buy and when you add emotion to that then sellers need to play to it. 

Michael Jacobs sellers need to set the mood for their buyers!  If not, they could lose the sale. 

May 30, 2019 04:28 PM #19
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Kathy Streib
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 exactly. I worked with some investors on a flip and they paid to have a neighbor's overgrown trees trimmed. 

Grant Schneider there are many sellers who feel that their home is worth more just because of what they paid for it. 

May 30, 2019 04:35 PM #20
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Sharon Tara I tell my clients to look at how their house looks after it is listed. Make sure they like what they see. 
Thank you Roy Kelley 

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel it would seem like a no brainer and yet all you have to do is look at some of the photos on the internet. 

May 30, 2019 04:37 PM #21
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I agree Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Every lawn could benefit from a good trimming, mulch, fresh plants. 

Pat Champion Hope you do as well!!!

George Souto price is #1 but after that you have to look at everything else. 

May 30, 2019 04:41 PM #22
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So many factors; so little time to succeed Kathy Streib 

May 30, 2019 04:50 PM #23
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, we do get these questions, or maybe - why are we not seeing MORE showings.  Great explanation.

May 30, 2019 05:09 PM #24
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Great message and if I may add having it over priced? just one more reason, Endre

May 30, 2019 11:25 PM #25
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

We've seen it many times, great location but curb appeal and an overpriced home staying on the market way too long.  Who do the sellers blame, the agent of course.  

May 31, 2019 01:10 AM #26
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