When homes aren’t selling!

A successful real estate transaction requires team work between the realtor and the seller. It becomes frustrating when both parties are not on the same page as to what it is going to take to get the home sold.

When a seller is not willing to take advise on what needs to happen to get their home sold it can take the home longer to sell. As the market becomes increasingly competitive as more homes are listed, it is important for your home to stand out above the rest. With buyers having more homes to look at,  they begin to notice more defects in homes and draw their attention to homes that stand out above the others.

Here are some helpful tips that will make your home stand out about the rest:

Light & Bright - Open those blinds, pull back the curtains and turn on some lights. Enhance lighting in the rooms help show off your rooms and by opening the curtains buyers will see the beautiful scenery outside your windows. Also keep in mind that you would not want to show off clutter or storage or a wall that may be on the other side of the window.

Stage & De-clutter –  Have a garage/yard sale and get rid of what you had planned on before moving. The more spacious your garage and rooms look the more buyers feel the spaciousness of your home.  Click here for a blog we recently posted on staging.

before & after staging

Smells - When potential buyers tour your home you want them to walk in and go… Wow it smells nice in here. The last thing you want to hear is that they smell pet orders, smoking or cooking odors. Don’t overdo it either, keep the aroma pleasant and not overwhelming.

Decor - Think about adding some fresh paint before listing. Often buyers are put off by bright or dark colors when touring homes. The dark colors often make a room seem smaller in size. Also, consider touching up door frames and the front door. Remember the front door is the first impression buyers get of your home. Click here for a recent blog we posted about updating your front door.Landscaping. As potential buyers arrive at your home the first impression is going to be of your landscaping. As we mentioned in an earlier blog (click here) temperatures are rising and you want to try and keep your plants looking a fresh as possible. Try to keep up on the mowing and trim any overgrown plants.

plants

$$ Price $$ – With inventory on the rise and home values decreasing having the right list price is a major factor to take into consideration when thinking about how fast you want your home to sell. As buyers are shopping the market they want the best deal. Watch your subdivision and see what your neighbors are doing. We set up our sellers on an automatic e-mail so they see what is happening in their neighborhood.

Troy Reeves & The Reeves Team want to make your selling experience a happy one. We offer our clients many suggestions that will help them get their home sold as quickly as they want for the best price possible.