Common Mistakes That Keep A House From Selling

Common Mistakes That Keep A House From Selling

If you are getting frustrated because your home has not sold after being listed for months, there could be a very simple reason for the lack of interest and offers. Not everyone knows how to prepare a house for sale, and it is easy to make a mistake or poor judgment that can keep potential buyers from even wanting to tour your home. Check these issues to see if one of them might be the reason that your home is still not getting any offers.

Too You

As homeowners, we take pride in our home and we decorate it to suit our taste. So what we think looks inviting and cozy could be far from what another buyer would be interested in. Many sellers have a very difficult time depersonalizing their home to make it appeal to a broad group of buyers. The solution is to remove personal photos, use neutral paint colors, stage the rooms with simple furnishings that fit the space.

Too Old

Even if you have taken wonderful care of your home and there is not a single spot on the carpets, no one is going to want shag carpeting. Updating some items can help buyers to picture themselves living in the house and enjoying it. New light fixtures, updated window treatments, and neutral paint colors can go a long way to making your home look well cared for and up to date.

Four Legged Friends

There is never a good excuse for leaving your pets locked in a room when potential buyers are touring your home. Buyers want to see the entire house and not have to worry about your pets being underfoot or trying to escape when a door is opened. Buyers should never know that a pet even lives in the house. There should be no pet hair, food bowls or beds in sight and the house should smell fresh and clean, not like a litter box.

If you have discovered that one or more of these issues is holding you back from selling your home, then it could be time for you to consider another option. Higher Offer is a firm which purchases homes from sellers in just a few short days. We will make you a cash offer for your home in its present condition. You will not be asked to make renovations or repairs or to work through a real estate agent. Our buyers will create an offer for you, and when accepted, they will also draft the purchase agreement. All you need to do is sign the document and begin to pack your belongings. Contact Higher Offer today to speak to a buyer in your area to learn more about this stress-free way to sell your home.

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