REAL ESTATE TALK with Julie Brandle: Why is my house not selling?

Julie Brandle
For the Lakeside Leader

Selling your home in any market takes a lot more than planting a For Sale Sign in the ground. It involves preparation, strategic timing, good advice and lots of patience to keep your house on the market. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Good photos matter! Buyers are typically introduced to your property online so you want to ‘hook’ them in for that first impression and cluttered rooms, fuzzy out of focus pics just won’t cut it. Royal LePage Progressive Realty uses professional photographers to help showcase our listings. How’s your price? Is it in line with today’s market? Or is it still stuck in 2015 prices before the economy changed? Knowing where you need to be price wise, is very important or you will be on the market a long time! If your price isn’t correct right out of the gate, you will miss out on potential buyers even though you reduce shortly after it is initially listed. Talk to your Realtor? Is your timing is wrong? Is there a lot on the market in your price range already? National stats suggest that April to June are big selling times but it really depends on what is happening in your community at that time. Your realtor can guide you through these questions. Can Buyers get in to view your home? When your home is on the market, you have to be ready at all times for showings. They may come in at inconvenient times for you the seller, but may just be the only time the buyer can view. They may move on to the next home if they are unable to see yours when they ask. Is your listing ‘stale’? If your home has been on the market for some time with no reductions, no showings and no offers, it can be seen as stale and buyers will overlook it even though you reduce it. Again timing is everything in real estate and you have to ready to navigate these landmines to get you to sold. For more advice on buying, selling, or property management, call Royal LePage Progressive Realty at 780-805-3111 or visit our website at or visit our kiosk next time you are in the MRC!

 

 

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