5 Questions to ask your estate agent When you first put your home on the market, it’s usual to feel some excitement. How will your viewings go? What kind of offers will you get? Who will see your house as their dream home, and fall in love with it? But as time goes on, and…Read More→
Struggling to Sell
“Everyone says they love our home, so why hasn’t it sold?”
Now that you’ve been on the market for some time, these three questions may be on your mind:
1. Why hasn’t it sold?
2. How much will it eventually sell for?
3. What is going wrong?
What we have discovered from selling many homes over the years is that the quicker your home sells, the higher price you will get. Usually, this also means less hassle for you and your family, something you will no doubt now be concerned about.
If you ask most estate agents why a property isn’t selling, they will almost always cite too high an asking price as the main cause. They would suggest that if you drop the price enough, the house will sell. But that isn’t always true. In fact, after having sold many mid and premium properties, we know that how a property is presented and marketed can have a huge impact on whether or not a house sells.
It stands to reason then, that if your home isn’t professionally dressed to sell, and the marketing - photography, brochure, written description, advertising campaign and promotion strategy - is not at 100%, then no one can really be sure what’s preventing your house from selling.
Firstly, I’d take the house off the market. Give it a rest while you decide what the best next step is for you.
Read: Below I have specifically put all my blog posts to help if you are struggling to sell to give you an idea, of what may be going wrong and how to help put it right again.
Download: Perhaps you’d prefer a more step by step plan? Why not nip here to our library and download your very own book to help get your sale kickstarted again. It outlines all the next steps you need to take in order to get sold, with loads of our very best top tips.
Chat: Just need someone to talk to you, specifically about your home and situation? We can help by performing a FREE saleability consultation, pinpoint what has gone wrong and show you how it can be fixed to get you moved as quickly and easily as possible. It’s simple, effective and very enlightening. All you need is just 45 minutes spare for us to have a coffee and a chat. Easy. Call us now on 01524 23022.
Which one is best for you?
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