Do any of the following questions apply to you?
Has your house been on the market for months?
Are you getting lots of viewing but no offers to purchase?
Have you found you next home but can’t sell your present home?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions it’s time to take action and try to solve the problem.
There may be lots of reasons why your property is not selling but here are the most likely causes:-
- The property is overpriced
Over pricing your property is a killer! Viewers will compare properties in the same area and know the market value. Also if house prices have dropped in value since you put yours on the market it may be time to drop the price of your property.
- The wrong Estate Agent
Picking the estate agent who gives you the highest valuation may not be the best choice. Choose an estate agent that knows the area well and has a good reputation for selling properties.
- Poor presentation
Look at the literature and photos that the estate agent has produced. Ensure the photos are of a good quality and that the positive features of the house have been highlighted
- Kerb appeal and welcome
Most prospective buyers will make a decision within seconds of pulling up outside your house whether or not to view the inside.it is vitally important to keep the front garden the driveway and the front elevation of the house looking neat and tidy. Equally, inside the house should be light airy and free of clutter. Fresh flowers in a hallway are always welcoming.
If you smoke, have a pet or teenagers with smelly trainers these all leave unpleasant odours which can be very off putting to prospective buyers. Get the windows open to allow fresh air through the house then invest in room deodorisers and scented candles to keep odours at bay.
- Unfinished DIY
Get all those little jobs done, unfinished DIY can indicate a lack of care for your home and make prospective buyers nervous about the general state of the property.
Peter Robinson & Co. can help you with any property related problems you have. Our professional qualified staff are on hand to help you and in many cases may be able to negotiate free legal fees if you sell your property through us.
Call Peter Robinson & Co. for more information on 0161 678 7996