In an ideal world, anyone looking to sell their home would be able to sell it at the price they set and within a short time of putting it on the market. But sadly, this isn’t the world we live in. Rather, many people put their homes on the market and have them sit there for a while. And the longer a home sits on the market, the harder it can sometimes be to get interest in the property and have it moved as people assume that there’s something wrong with it.
If you’ve had your home on the market for a while and feel that it’s lost the spark of interest it once had, there are a few things you can try to get things moving again. To help you see how this can be done, here are three things to try when your house has been sitting on the market for a while.
Confer With Your Agent
If you’re like most people, you likely don’t have a lot of experience with buying and selling homes. Because of this, you should find someone to work with who does have this kind of experience, like someone who works in property management or works as a real estate agent.
With this person in your corner, you can then start to ask them why they think your home hasn’t sold yet. In some instances, there might be obstacles outside of your control that make it hard for your home to sell. But in other cases, your real estate agent may be able to pinpoint things that could be changed or addressed that might help get things moving.
Redo Your Photos
For most homes, posting the listing online can be a great way to get people interested in the property. However, if the photos that you’ve posted along with your listing don’t show the property in a good light, you could be losing out on a lot of potential buyers.
To fix this, you may want to redo the photos that you took with your initial listing. If you didn’t take the time to clean and stage your home, consider doing so now. And if you took the photos yourself, you might want to have a professional give it a try so that they can show the property in the best light and proportions to get maximum interest.
Throw Another Open House
Something else you can try after you’ve made the changes suggested to you by your real estate agent is to hold another open house. Other agents might have more people who are interested in buying a home now than they did with your first open house. And if you’ve put some time and money into making impactful changes and improvements to the property, holding an open house could be just what you need to get some offers coming in.
If you’ve had your house on the market for a while and have seen interest die down drastically, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you breathe some new life into your listing.