4 Things That Could Be Stopping Your Home From Selling

Your home is your castle; with all the loving memories you've made along the way in such a special place. When it is time to sell your home and you don't even get any showings you start to question what has gone wrong. 

Instead of moping around about it, go through the house and look at it the good, the bad, and the horrible so that you know what needs to be done to sell your house.

The worst thing you can do is nothing, and the best thing you can do is take action. Ask what few people have looked at your house have thought, and request your agent send out surveys for feedback.

Don't take the results of the site surveys personal, that they are only looking at this as a business deal. And just remember that the customer is always right.

When you're selling your home make sure you don't fall in the trap of the four common things a seller typically overlooks that turns off buyers. One of these may be stopping your home from selling. 

1. Keep a clean home

Dishes in the sink, toys on the floor, male laying around - all of these eyesores portray to the potential buyer that the home isn't well cared for. It may also signal there is a lack of storage room. Clean your home of all the unnecessary items before anybody steps inside. Box stuff up, sell it online, or donate it; however you choose it has got to go. 

2. Update décor

Popcorn ceilings, wood paneling walls, shag carpet, are completely out of date. Buyers don't want to buy a home they'll have to renovate them selves. Simply trading out the brass doorknobs or painting the wood paneling or quick fixes that could remedy your problem.

3. Clean up after your animals

It's common that pets leave a lingering smell and the buyers walk out after a couple minutes. A house full of pets leaves a smell, no doubt; and buyers will be instantly turned away by that odor. The cure for this is to get your furniture and carpet professionally steam cleaned. Another thing to remember is baseboards, corners, and certain parts of the house naturally collect pet hair so be sure to clean these areas especially well. Don't forget to put away their toys and accessories.

4. Create a neutral home for buyers

The best way to help a buyer envision they are potential home just make sure it's absolutely blank. They aren't allowed to envision this home as the affairs when your family portraits are out everywhere. Don't leave your home completely empty, but remove any personal belongings or questionable décor. Just remember that beige walls are boring but they are to appeal to a buyer, not you. Taking out all your personal stuff might feel like this is it your home anymore, but remember it soon won't be. 

Try to complete all these tips and hopefully that will solve your problem!

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