The TOP 5 of the SCARIEST Reasons your home may NEVER sell in 2022 !!!

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

The Real Estate Market is scaring some and with this being Halloween weekend, lets talk about the scary reasons your home may not sell this year. Some homes sell in days while others are just not selling. Have you ever wondered WHY?  There are many factors that affect selling a home.  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 may 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 while the amount of Buyers looking for a new home 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. Junk in the yard. Over flowing trash cans.

 

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... Do you smoke in your home?  Litter boxes, pets who have used the carpets as their litter box. 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. So many new agents started Real Estate in the last 5 years who never had to learn how to really sell a home. Experience matters in this market. 

 

5. NO ONE CAN GET IN TO SEE YOUR HOME: Nothing is worse when a buyer can not see the home for sale. It is a two fold problem when you hire an agent who does not want to work with other agents. They dont have time to show your homes or even answer their phone to answer questions. Then there are the sellers, who 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: Sctprop@aol.com .

 

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 37 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 (15)

Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Happy Halloween this weekend and Monday. Nice to visit your blog today.

Oct 29, 2022 06:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Scott... the pricing issue in a shifting market is more critical than ever this year. I see so many agents still pricing homes to last year's market.

Oct 29, 2022 06:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - the truth need not be scary or a bit frightening but it should provide a wake-up call to anyone choosing to participate in real estate.  Reality matters.  And so does local representation and expertise.  

Oct 29, 2022 06:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good information to share with prospective home sellers.

Have a productive weekend.

Oct 29, 2022 07:44 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Scott,
I imagine pricing is becoming a bit more challenging with a shifting market in many areas of the country.

Oct 29, 2022 08:14 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Those certainly could be reasons a home does not sell Scott Godzyk 

All can be remedied as well to get a home sold. 

Oct 29, 2022 08:15 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Oct 29, 2022 08:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Scott and great 5 points to share with us here in the rain today.  Make it a great day!

 

Oct 29, 2022 09:28 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Scott Godzyk those are all good reasons why a house does not sell at anytime.

Oct 29, 2022 01:28 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Scott,

Who can forget that picture?  It was embedded in my mind when you first posted it.  Now that is scary! Happy Halloween.

Oct 29, 2022 03:13 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Hi Scott, I think you aced it...with the image and then with the facts! This is a how to --- to create a scary listing! 

Oct 30, 2022 05:06 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Back when I was a broker, I always said that finding the buyer was the easy part. Getting to closing was the hard part - and too many agents don't make the required effort.

Oct 31, 2022 08:17 PM
Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

Loved this Scott Godzyk -  great scary Halloween picture and even better tips for sellers.  It’s straightforward and to the point, especially, “Your house smells,” as so many people are nose blind to how their own house smells.  There is no gentle way to say it.

Nov 01, 2022 04:10 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
http://irstaxdebt.pro - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

I worked on a foreclosure… that home wasn’t selling because the wife took to sun bathing naked in the backyard during showings 

Nov 01, 2022 11:25 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

The picture you chose for this blog really got my attention.  And the TOP 5 Scariest Reasons your home might not sell?  Well, Sellers need to listen up!  Not getting your house sold is scary all by itself.  Hope you had a happy halloween!

Nov 07, 2022 02:42 PM