4 Reasons Your House Isn't Selling
Your home has been on the market much longer than you expected and you just can't pinpoint exactly why. There could be several reasons why no one is making quick moves on your home, and we are here to spell it out for you! The good news is that all of these reasons are easily fixed and your home will get sold in no time.
Poor Real Estate Photography
We live in an online world and gone are the times of seeing one photo of a home and then requesting to see it in person. Your first and only impression lies in the online listing. If your photos aren't well lit at the very least, you might want to consider hiring a professional photographer to come in and update your photos. We love a good iPhone photo, but if a professional isn't behind the lens, it will show!
Your Real Estate Agent Doesn't Care
Being a Dallas Real Estate Agent is a tough gig, no doubt. It is essentially a 24/7 job and if your real estate agent is juggling a lot of clients, you may not be top of their priority list. If you have a hard time getting a hold of them and they appear to be neglectful, it might be time to break up and move on (to another agent, that is).
Pro tip: Hire an agent you'd invite to a dinner party! Personality in real estate is always a plus.
We may currently be in a seller's market, but that doesn't mean you should be overconfident in pricing your home. Make sure your home is comparable to other homes in your neighborhood (considering updates, amenities, and improvements). If you find that your home is priced too high, you can always take it off of the market and re-list.
It Looks Outdated
We know it feels like biting the bullet to replace old, outdated appliances and furniture with new ones to give your listing a little boost. However, statistics show that it does pay off in the long run. That white fridge could put an interested buyer over the edge by making them feel like they will need to do a lot of work to the home. We recommend updating visible appliances like the dishwasher and microwave and using a professional home stager (like Staging Dallas!) to bring in more modern home furnishings and decor.
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