[Video] Five Possible Reasons Why Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet

By Warren McNeil,

Helpful video for people who are having difficulty selling their house. These are just a couple of reasons that might help.

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Five Possible Reasons Why Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet 

Putting your house on the market can be a very stressful. There are many things you need to do to prep the house in order for it to get it ready to go on the market. Now that the house has been on the market for a week or two  you are starting to get concerned why it hasn’t sold yet. Well here are Five Possible Reasons Why Your House Hasn’t Sold Yet:

Number 5: Cleanliness. If the house is not clean and tidy  people might be getting turned off. This is one of the cheapest ways to get a higher return and quicker sale. If you smoke or have pets, you might want to consider smoking outside of the home and try to reduce the pet odours.  Use Fresh kitty litter and remove doggy blankets or pet beds during showings. 

Number 4:  Showing availability. It is really important to be flexible with showing times. All though it may feel like an inconvenience, the easier you make your house to show, the more likely you will get a potential buyer through. I have actually seen buyers move on to other houses and ignore a house that would have been perfect for them just because they couldn’t get through. Of course, There are exceptions to this rule if you are a shift worker or have small children. 

Number 3: Open Houses: If you are opposed to open houses, then you might want to reconsider. If you aren’t getting many showings, then an open house might be just what you need to get more traffic. Let your agent do an open house and they will listen to buyer feedback to see what all the buzz is about. Feedback is good because it will let you know where your house fits in eyes of potential buyers. 

Number 2: Location: Maybe the reason why your house hasn’t sold yet is because of the location. It is important to consider this when coming up with the list price. Location can play a big part as to why your house hasn’t sold yet. If you back onto an expressway, you will have a harder time then someone with a similar house on a quiet cul de sac. Just remember this  when you are setting the list price. 

And the number one reason why your house hasn’t sold yet is:  List price. You might be overly ambitious with your list price. Some tell tale signs that your list price is too high are,  lowball offers, lots of showings and no offers, no showings at all and market conditions. It is important to look at what the real estate market is doing. If you are trying to get top dollar for your house in a down market, then you might be unsuccessful in selling. The key is to price the house accordingly. 

 Well I hope you found the information here useful and if you would like to find out more  about me and our real estate team, please visit www.clickthathouse.com

Thanks for watching and see you next time!

Warren & Melanie McNeil | Sales Representatives, Team McNeil
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Filed under: Video Blogs — Tags: , — wmcneil | Posted: June 11, 2010 @ 2:15 am

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