Maybe you received a job offer in another town, you found your dream home on the other side of the city, or maybe you just need a change. Whatever the reason is for selling your home, you most likely have hopes of selling it quickly and at the right price. But what if you can’t seem to sell your Jacksonville home? Here are four common reasons why some homes just don’t sell quickly.
You have a Poor Agent
When selling your home, you need to work with an experienced Jacksonville real estate agent who knows how to correctly list a home. Do your research before you hire just any agent by gathering referrals in the community, visiting his or her website, and reading online reviews. An experienced agent can make all the difference between listing your home well and just listing it.
There are Several Obvious Repairs
Homes that are move-in ready attract serious buyers. Many individuals aren’t looking for a large project and don’t have time to make essential repairs. You don’t need to update every room in your home with the latest appliances and bring in all new flooring. However, if you have bright colored walls, scratched doors, or poor landscaping, you may want to spend some time and money making the home more inviting.
The Home Is Cluttered
When potential buyers walk through your home, they want to see a clean, well-maintained home. A home that is dirty and has a poor odor gives off the impression that it is not well maintained. Additionally, when a home is messy and cluttered, it makes areas and rooms in the home appear small. By taking the time to clean, declutter, and possibly even move many items out of the home, you’ll quickly create a friendly living space.
Online Information is Limited or Poor
Today, many potential buyers spend a significant amount of time browsing homes online. They gather listing information from numerous real estate and agent websites. This means your home’s online information must be detailed and extensive. Furthermore, listing photos should be of the highest quality. Photos should be bright and capture all the features and highlights of a home. Many real estate agents will suggest hiring a professional real estate photographer to take the listing photos as they have the right equipment, know how to capture the right angles to make a room appear larger, and can identify parts of a home to avoid. Again, an experienced real estate agent should be familiar and know how to create online listings designed to sell.
While some homes may take longer than others to sell, the key to a quick sale is to start at the very beginning of the selling process. By doing things from the start, potential buyers will be knocking on your door.