Reasons Why Your House Isn’t Selling The Traditional Way In Raleigh

Do you have a property that has been sitting on the MLS for a long time? It happens frequently, and the reasons for why it isn’t generating the interest you want are usually the same. In our latest post, we will discuss why your house isn’t selling the traditional way in Raleigh and what you can do about it.

Bad Listing

A listing can be detrimental in a number of ways. The most common one we encounter is poor photography. Simply put, people do not want to see other people’s clutter. While you may not be able to remove all of your belongings for the photographs, at the very least give your home a thorough cleaning! We’ve seen people use photos of their beds piled high with laundry and dishes in the sink. Make an effort to prepare your property for listing photos in the best possible condition. You see it time and time again… bad photos can ruin a houses chance of being sold.

It’s also possible that the listing is bad if it has a poor description. It should accurately describe the property without sounding phony or similar to other listings. It should be eye-catching while also clearly stating what to expect from the property. You won’t have to worry about bad listings or even marketing the property if you sell directly to Present Day Properties. We’ll buy it as-is, with all of its flaws.

Not Reasonably Priced

While most agents will be upfront about how much your home will sell for, some will inflate the asking price to get you to sign a listing agreement. Conduct your own research and get multiple estimates for the value of your home. Consider the prices of comparable homes, not just those currently listed. Look at the cost of repairs and be objective in your pricing. When you list a property too high, it will sit on the market for a long time and will eventually have to be reduced in price. This will push your listing to the bottom of the search results, causing people to wonder if there is a problem with it because it has been on the market for so long. The amount you pay in taxes, utilities, insurance, and maintenance if it sits on the MLS for a long time can add up. You will be able to keep a considerable amount of money in your pocket if you sell your home quickly.

Needs Work

The majority of people looking for a home expect it to be turnkey. Moving is stressful enough, and if they intend to move in immediately, the last thing they want to deal with is a major renovation or project. One way around this is to offer a repair credit. This can attract people’s attention because they will have the ability to customize their purchases. Consider selling your home directly to avoid making repairs or offering buyers a credit.

A Bad Agent

While there are many excellent agents out there, not all are as good as they claim. Some will give you poor advice due to their inexperience. Others will have no idea how to market your home properly. Others will simply be inattentive and fail to respond promptly to potential buyers. Many sellers kick themselves for signing a listing agreement with an agent, only to discover that they are responsible for most of the work while still paying the agent’s commission. With a direct offer from Present Day Properties, there are no contracts. We make you an offer and you decide if its right for you. There is never any obligation.

We can help you understand why your house isn’t selling in Raleigh! Reach out to us today for more information! 984-689-9785

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