The TOP 5 of the SCARIEST Reasons your home may NEVER sell !!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

With Halloween right around the corner, have you ever wondered WHY a home has not Sold yet? We are seeing some homes selling in days. Then we are also seeing some homes that seem to be on the market for ever. Some times it is beyond ones control and for others, there is some one to blame. There are many factors that affect selling.  Some may sound harsh, some may sound like common sense. In the mean time please enjoy my blog based on my experiences here in the Manchester NH area.



 TOP 5 SCARIEST Reasons your home will NEVER sell



1. YOUR HOME IS OVER PRICED: Nothing can keep a home from selling more than it being priced to high. The amount of homes For Sale is increasing slightly while the amount of Buyers looking has started to lower.


2. THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME IS NOT APPEALING: Many Buyers may drive up to and then right by a home that is not appealing. Exterior paint, landscaping and the way your yard looks all matter.


3. YOUR HOME SMELLS: We work hard to get a buyer to see your home for sale, make sure they are pre qualified and get them to come inside. When the walk in, the last thing we want is for them to run back outside because of a bad odor. It does happen, litter boxes, pets who have used the carpets as their litter box, smoke, mold/mildew and cooking odors should all be eliminated.


4. NO ONE KNOWS YOUR HOME IS FOR SALE: You listed it, how could no one know it is for sale? Putting a home in mls and placing a for sale sign is not a recipe for a quick sale. Marketing the home to the most potential buyers through a variety of media gets your home in front of buyers. Who you choose to list with matters.


5. NO ONE CAN GET IN TO SEE YOUR HOME: Nothing is worse for a listing agent who can not get a buyer in to see the home for sale. You are too busy, it is dinner, the kids are tired, you didn't have time to clean, you have visitors, your favorite TV show is on are all excuses we have heard. The bottom line is if a buyer can not get in to see your home when they want to see it, they can not buy it.


IN SUMMARY many home owners just did not know the right or wrong way for things to work when a home is put up for sale. The difference is SERVICE. Many find out what bad service is when they get left alone during the selling process. GOOD SERVICE is a mix of communication, knowledge, experience and standing by you through each step of the selling process. There is many steps in selling a home. Finding a buyer is some times the easy part. Getting the sale to close is the hard part. Knowing what comes next and what is the right way to do it can make your home selling experience a better one.



There is a difference from agent to agent.  That a Buyer or Seller should not choose just any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.



To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: .


About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 35 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area. We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties.




Comments (13)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Scott - sellers should contact you and take your suggestions on how to get show ready.

Oct 27, 2021 06:38 AM
Scott Godzyk

Thank you for the comment and great tip Grant Schneider 

Oct 28, 2021 04:44 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Scott Godzyk 

In markets like we are experiencing it is SCARY if a home sits on the market and does not sell. 

Oct 27, 2021 07:54 AM
Scott Godzyk

It is and yet some houses are starting to sit Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist , mostly the ones grossly over priced

Oct 28, 2021 04:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I always enjoy your Halloween posts Scott!  You find a way to make excellent points and add a little humor too!

Oct 27, 2021 10:26 AM
Scott Godzyk

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker , i missed writing my posts so it is good to get back in the swing of things

Oct 28, 2021 04:45 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Scott Godzyk those are all great reasons why a home will not sell or at best be on the market for a very long time.

Oct 27, 2021 12:02 PM
Scott Godzyk

Thank you for the comment George Souto 

Oct 28, 2021 04:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott- I love your topic!!! It doesn't matter if it's a seller's or a buyer's market, these 5 scary reasons could keep your home from selling. 

Oct 27, 2021 12:28 PM
Scott Godzyk

Thank you Kathy Streib, it was nice to be writing blogs again.

Oct 28, 2021 04:46 AM
Kathy Streib

And I've missed reading your posts!!!

Oct 30, 2021 06:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are five very important reasons a home won't likely sell, Scott!

Oct 28, 2021 08:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Oct 30, 2021 06:55 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Scott. The 5 reasoins you mention will defintiely put a sale in hold indefinitely. Enjoy your day.

Oct 31, 2021 04:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are definitely all reasons a home won't sell. I had a seller once, my first seller ever, who kept saying no to appointments and would say, "If they want to see my house, they'll just come back a different day." Uh, no, no, they won't.

Oct 31, 2021 08:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Scott, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2021 11:00 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I will double down on item #5 as one of the worst reasons a house may not sell. I cannot tell you the number of times it was "inconvenient" for the seller's house to be shown. In several instances, we skipped the house altogether. Most of the time these are out of town buyers here for a couple of days. You have to make the home available. 

Oct 31, 2021 11:01 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

In our market, if a house is attractive, property presented, and properly priced, it will sell in a week. Take away one of those items and the house will sit longer and sell for less. Over-pricing by a greedy seller will cause a house to sit until the seller realizes the mistake and adjusts their expectations.

Oct 31, 2021 03:27 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

100 bonus points for the Halloween tie-in to real estate! Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend

Nov 03, 2021 09:19 PM