4 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling
Trying to sell your home is an arduous process full of logistical problems, high emotions, and potentially unwanted expenses. Putting your home on the market is an intense process, and if it’s not selling the experience can become frustrating. At Putnam Builders, we have worked with hundreds of families that have sold their home, so they can embark on the exciting journey of building their own custom dream home. Along the way we’ve learned the 4 top reasons why your home sale may not go smoothly. We hope that you can learn from others’ past experiences, so you can move into your new custom home faster.
Often homeowners don’t make home improvements until it’s time to move. Although major renovations are not necessary before selling, some minor, and affordable, improvements can go a long way to making your home sell faster. Putting your home’s best foot forward can include making minor repairs, adding a fresh coat of paint, cleaning carpets, and adding flowers to your landscaping. You may also consider removing and rearranging your home to minimize the appearance of clutter. By renting a temporary storage unit and removing excess clothes, furniture, seasonal items, and other clutter, you can make your home appear more open and larger. These few tasks can greatly add to your curb appeal and help lure in potential buyers.
Although it may be tempting to list your home yourself (and save some money), an experienced realtor is worth the investment. An experienced realtor will represent your best interests and present your home in the best light. Telling potential buyers, yourself, how great your home is can make them feel uncomfortable and present them from asking questions or providing truthful feedback. A realtor is a necessary barrier between buyer and seller. The right realtor will have the right mixture of personality and local experience. If you’re looking for a recommendation for a realtor, Putnam Builders works with a network of trusted realtors and we’re happy to refer someone.
Overpricing can lead to low offers that go nowhere and under pricing can lead to lost profits. The longer the home is on the market the more buyers feel they have negotiation room, so pricing your home properly before the listing goes live is very important. Again, your realtor can help you price your home appropriately. The realtor will be able to assess the age, condition, and location of the home and compare it to similar home that have sold in the area in order to give you a precise price for your home.
The small investment of a professional photographer can make a big difference in how quickly your home will sell. A professional photographer will showcase your home in the best lighting and angles to help potential buyers visualize themselves living in your home. Again, your realtor should be able to acquire professional photos.
These 4 common mistakes can delay your home’s sale and prevent you from quickly moving into your custom dream home. Fortunately, they are easily avoided with a little effort and the right help. Selling your home is a difficult process, but it’ll be worth it to move into your custom Putnam Builders home.
Putnam Builders has been building custom homes on the Gulf Coast of Texas and surrounding areas since 1963. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home ideas in our design studio in Bacliff, TX or in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us at 281-339-0838 or request a free consultation.