In a perfect world, you will get multiple responses from enthusiastic potential buyers as soon as your house hits the market then quickly settle on an amazing offer.  However, not every home-selling experience works out like this. 

Sometimes, a seller will watch their home sit on the market without much action while they worry and wait for that elusive offer to arrive. At Chatham Homes Realty, our brokers have a long history of helping people sell their homes fast and get the best price. We are also familiar with the most common reasons that some listings don't seem to get the attention they deserve. Here are the top home-selling issues that may be blocking the offers you have been waiting for and how to solve them.

The Price of Your Home is Too High

Unfortunately, this is the most common cause when a house simply won't sell. Choosing the right price for a home is more challenging than it may seem because it requires some intricate knowledge about the housing market. 

Of course, it's important to look at recent sales in your area, but you also want to consider closely what features those properties have, compared to your home. Some improvements are worth more than others, which can vary by neighborhood. 

You also need to keep a close eye on trends in home buying and whether the market is moving toward lower or higher prices. Home buyers tend to search for homes within price brackets, with about a $25,000 to $50,000 difference between categories. Because of this, a price of just a few thousand dollars too high can keep a whole group of buyers from ever seeing your property. 

How to Fix This?

Fortunately, if your house is priced too high, you can always drop the price, but some expertise goes into this decision. A skilled real estate agent should be able to help you decide how much lower you want to go. You don't want to reduce it more than you need to. On the other hand, you don't want to whittle away a tiny bit of the price week after week, creating a pattern that looks like you have no idea what the value of your home actually is. 

With the right guidance, you should be able to select a price that will capture the attention of buyers who are excited to see your property. 

You Have a Specific Problem that Needs to be Addressed

Of course, the barrier might be a specific problem with the property. It could be something as simple as a dimly lit entryway or an unappealing paint job. House hunting is an emotional experience; sometimes, an element of the property gives buyers a negative feeling.

Gather all the information you can to determine if this is the case with your home. Ask your agent to see if they can get feedback from the people who have seen the house. Speak to people you know to see if they have any insight into the problem. Walk through the home and look at it with critical eyes.

How to Fix Property Issues?

Many problems are far more simple to fix than you'd expect. You may never have considered investing a few hundred dollars on a new light fixture when you planned to live in the house forever, but the choice is easy when a sale is on the line.

Once you have a clear idea of what seems to be holding buyers back, make some calls and figure out exactly what it will cost to fix it. Your agent may be able to recommend contractors if you need them. You might be surprised how quickly you can eliminate a stumbling block for buyers. 

You're Getting Bad Advice

Getting bad advice is a problem that can be hard to recognize at first. After all, if you already knew everything you need to know about the housing market, you wouldn't need the expertise of a real estate agent at all! But when selling your home, you are vulnerable to the worst advice from well-meaning friends and self-appointed experts. 

Who To Listen to?

Ideally, you should be able to trust your agent to guide you and answer all your questions. They should have the knowledge you need about the home-selling process and your specific market. But if all their best advice isn't getting you any offers, you should reconsider whether or not you want to work with them.

It's Not Too Late to Get That Home Sold! Contact Chatham Homes Realty for Help!

If you're looking for a real estate agent with experience and skills, who is easy to work with, we urge you to consider Chatham Homes Realty. We're proud of our team of experts and their track record of success not only in Pittsboro and Siler City, NC but throughout North Carolina. For more information about who we are and how we can help, contact us today!