My New Outside Blog: April 2013

I Can't Sell My House

Real Estate Emergency: I Can’t Sell My House!

I can't sell my houseSo you’ve put up your home for sale and even attracted some potential buyers. Still, months pass and no one is biting. Before you say, I can’t sell my house. I give up, check on these points and see if there’s something you might have overlooked.

Minor repairs.

While you may think that it’s “just a loose floorboard” or “nothing but a tiny crack on the wall”, to a potential buyer that is not the case. Buyers are more willing to buy a well-maintained home rather one they will need to repair themselves.

Keepsakes to you, but junk to them.

People who complain, I can’t sell my house, usually overlook the piles of things that have accumulated over the years. They’ve been there so long it feels like furniture. But to people looking to buy your house, it’s just junk that needs extra effort to put away.

Everything is going, but nothing is staying.

You have a lovely chandelier, a beautiful antique dining set, and a set of frames the potential buyer absolutely loves. But none of them come with the house. This breaks the buyer’s bubble and makes them lose interest. Take out anything that has too much of a personal history and replace them with more neutral pieces.

The outside does not mirror the inside.

You may have been so engrossed in staging your interiors that you forgot one of the most important things in real estate: curb appeal. First impressions are important and can make or break the deal. It will be hard to change an opinion once the exterior has already ruined it. So clean up the yard and do the necessary gardening.

Check the neighborhood. Are you overpriced?

Do a survey of the other houses for sale in the area and see how your property compares. There’s a possibility there are houses out there that are staged better with the same or even lower price than yours.

 

Go through all these and look at your house again with a fresh perspective. Then maybe next time, I can’t sell my house, would’ve turned into, “SOLD!”

The Reata Realty Group Specializes in getting your home sold.  For help, give me a call today, my cell or text 817-932-4900

Happy Trails,

Donnie

DONNIE KELLER

Fort Worth, Texas

817.932.4900

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