If your home for sale is languishing on the market, it could be a sign that you need to shake things up in order to achieve a sale.
It would be fair to say that 2016 wasn't the kindest of years. We lost some much-loved celebrities (no one will easily forget the loss of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, followed a day later by her mother, Debbie Reynolds) and weathered (for want of a better word) our share of economic upheavals. The economy affects us all, but some obviously feel the effects more than others. For example, those who lost their jobs may have had to sell their homes for financial reasons. Economics aside, others may have sold a much loved home and moved into something smaller when they retired, but regardless of the reason, selling a home is not always everything it's cracked up to be and the whole process can become downright depressing if the property is proving difficult to sell.
People have different tastes and while it's obvious that your home won't appeal to everyone, there are generally reasons why a home languishes on the markets for months on end, attracting little or no interest from prospective buyers. The main reason is undoubtedly the price, and although that might not be the only reason, those going into 2017 desperate to sell their homes would be wise to rethink their entire selling strategy.
Here are a few things to bear in mind:
Don't sit back and wait for things to happen – contact your agent regularly in order to find out what’s happening on the marketing front. Ask where the property is being marketed and request that the home be put ‘on show’. Enquire about feedback from buyers in order to get some idea as to what the problem could be. Again, if the agent is unable to give you the relevant information or provide what you consider to be an acceptable level of service, consider finding an agent who will.
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