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How To Sell A House That Didn't Sell

Why Most Homes Listed for Sale Don't Sell and What to Do About It

If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged.  The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market.  In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale.

So Why Didn't Your Home Sell?

Last year almost half of the homes listed for sale never sold at all, and many sellers found that there was a tremendous amount a homeowner needed to understand in order to sell their home for top dollar in the shortest time period.

Don't risk making the wrong choices and losing both time and money on your investment.  

 There can be many reasons why your home did not sell when you had it listed.  Most Vendors blame the lack of effort by the Realtor and most Realtors blame it on the Vendor's refusal to lower the price.

The truth is that there are many reasons.

Timing: Your home may have been listed at a time when there were a lot of similar homes for sale. Have interest rates changed since the last time that you tried to sell, and if so, are they better now or worse? Were you trying to sell over the December holiday period or during July and August, which are typically slower that the spring market.

Price:  There is almost always a buyer for any property provided that the price is right.  We will supply you with details on the list price and selling price of similar homes. We will also show you the prices that "expired" listings were asking.  We will help you determine a price that will sell your home, based on statistics from the real estate board.

Marketing:  Did your last Realtor hold Agent's open houses or open houses for the public?  Did the Realtor advertise in the local newspaper, the local real estate magazines and on the internet?  Was the last Realtor part of a National Real Estate company with buyers throughout the country or was he/she part of a local company?  Did the last Realtor circulate "Just Listed" sheets to the neighbours since they are often a source of information on friends or relatives looking to move to the area?  Did the Realtor supply you with a colour feature sheet on the home that was prominently displayed for potential purchasers?  Was there a lock box for quick showings?

Condition of the home:  Was the home always neat and tidy and ready for a short notice showing? First impressions are critical - were there any maintenance items such as leaky faucets, stains on flooring, or painting that needed to be done?  Has all of the maintenance been done now?  Did your Realtor inspect the home and recommend a list of items that could make the home more appealing?

In order to make sure your home sells this time, please give us a list of any problems, or omissions that you believe are significant so that we can assist you to get your home sold quickly and for for the best possible price and terms.

 Please contact me if you would like to discuss in more detail or if you prefer, please complete the form below and indicate areas you would like to discuss and dates and time that you would be available to meet.

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