ou’ll want to avoid the most common reasons your home won’t sell. Get it right give buyers a great first impression and look forward to posting the sold sticker ASAP!
5. Unwilling to make repairs
Selling your home as-is may sound appealing at first, but being unwilling to make repairs might make your home unaffordable to many buyers. Don’t let the honey-do list be the reason your home won’t sell. Many buyers are putting everything they have into the down payment - adding in extras like replacing an old hot water tank that’s on its last legs might just be too much upfront money for the buyer to muster.
4. Cluttered spaces
Unless your home is being marketed solely as a building lot or land value, clear away all the clutter you can find. You'll need to pack up before you move anyhow, so try killing two birds with one stone and do it before going on the market. Clear the clutter and pave the way for the new owner.
3. Nasty Odours
Smoke, pets, old carpets… these are all things that can cause smells that will turn a buyer away. Just as noteworthy is overly nice smells. If you lay on the air freshener or burn tons of scented candles, buyers may think you have a bigger smell to hide, such as mould or rodent issues.
2. Showing availability
Viewing properties on the internet is great for buyers, but even in the internet age, it’s extremely rare that a buyer would purchase a home online. Buyers need to get in to see and experience your home in person. If you're turning down showings, your home won’t sell. It can’t sell if buyers can’t see it.
1. Unreasonable pricing.
This is first on the list of reasons your home won’t sell. For some buyers, it’s the only reason why they are not seeing it. Your home may not even be seen by potential buyers because they’re too worried about searching strictly within their budget.
Avoid these common mistakes and soon the buyer of your home will be well on their way to being the happy new owner!