Putting your house up on the market can be an intimidating prospect, especially if you find that time is going by and you’re not getting any offers. All too often, a homeowner will list their property and have plenty of buyers that seem interested when they tour the house, but never make an offer. Meanwhile, the longer the property sits on the market, the lower its value will drop. This is why it’s very important to sell your home quickly; while your home is on the market, you’re still paying homeowner’s insurance, mortgages and other fees. Similarly, your home will attract the most attention during the first 30 days on the market, so you really want to sell during that time before interest wanes and prospective buyers move on to other properties.
Sometimes homeowners list their properties without doing any kind of repairs or renovations and, while it’s understandable to not want to sink too much money into a property they won’t own for much longer, a house that is in poor condition or needs a lot of work isn’t going to be very desirable for most potential buyers. Sure, you might luck out and attract a few DIY buyers looking for a fixer-upper, but you can’t bet on that if you want to sell quickly. A few updates to your home can give it the edge you need to get noticed over other houses on the market and provide some peace of mind for prospective buyers.
All too often a beautiful house will sit on the market without a single offer because the asking price is simply far too high. It’s one of the most common problems in the real estate market and the surest way to not sell your home. Homeowners generally have an emotional attachment to their home and overestimate what it’s worth or, if it’s a seller’s market, feel more comfortable asking for a higher listing price. These are mistakes that can cost you the sale. It’s important to price your home appropriately for the market.
In an age where everyone with a smart phone is an amateur photographer, you may wonder why anyone would need to spend money on professional photos. The clue, however, is in the adjectives: amateur vs. professional. Photos are often the first impression potential buyers will get and bad photos may turn people off before they ever visit your property. Professional house photographers know exactly what angle and lighting will present your house in the best light and make it look appealing to viewers. After all, they’re professionals.
These are a few of the most common reasons a house on the market may not sell. Fortunately, All Homes AZ can help. We buy houses in any condition, close the deal fast, and offer cash for your home. Call us today at (480) 748-0766 or contact us online to get a FREE quote and cash offer!