Some Very Simple Suggestions, That Should Help You Sell Your Home
What to do if your home isn't selling in the current market or is it a hot selling season,but you aren't getting warm. If you haven't received any offers on your home you're probably asking yourself what is wrong? Maybe facing the question of whether to take it off the market. A house that goes too long without selling begins to appear "stale" and can actually damage your future chances of a sale. How long is too long? It's not an exact science, but there are some helpful indicators.
In a dry market, a sales period of six months to one year isn't unusual. Look at recent sales reports of similar homes nearby to determine a reasonable selling interval. In a hot seller's market, a house that hasn't sold within one month indicates a problem. In either case, there are several steps you can take before putting up the white flag.
Hold an open house on a weeknight. Competition is lower, and you'll attract the interest of buyers who can't make weekend appointments because of other commitments. Ask your listing agent to talk to all other agents in his or her firm who have shown your home. The feedback from their clients can guide you in making home repairs, toning down your décor, making landscaping improvements and the like. Leave some treats out to make potential buyers more comfortable: beverages, nuts, cookies -- anything that won't lose freshness or be too messy.
If you've had offers but you considered them too "lowball," try readjusting your sights. Determine the lowest price you find acceptable, and consider anything more as "gravy". In a long slow and sluggish markets you may even have to sell at a loss, so it's important to take every offer seriously. You don't want to alienate a potential buyer who has solid financing because you've set your sights unrealistically high.
Is your listing agent giving your house adequate attention? If not, start by having a candid talk. If there's no change, discuss the problem with the firm's broker. As a last resort, wait until your listing agreement expires.
Think! Before you sign on the dotted line! Ask good questions! of an interviewing agent, Yes! It is an interview!
Then choose an agent with some agressive strategies and vision! A strong presence on the internet is optimal provided its marketed in the right locations. On the other hand, if you have a fabulous agent but the market is tanking, consider offering an increased commission or a bonus for your listing agent as extra incentive. If you do sweeten the pot for your agent, amend your listing contract to reflect the change, and be sure it's added to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) -- buyer agents will also be inspired to give your house extra attention.
Disclaimer: If your home is currently listed, or you are currently working with a Realtor, This is Not meant as a solicitation. The World Wide Web is open to anyone, it is your choice to visit this blog. Martin Dorgan Coldwell Banker South Central Realty 1015 Third Street Columbus Indiana, 47201 Office: 812-378-3331 ext.122 Website: http://www.columbusareahomesforsale.com