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Your Home Isn’t Selling for These 3 Reasons



Here are a few reasons why your home might be failing to sell and what you can do to finally get it snagged off the market.

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If a home fails to sell, it could be happening for a number of reasons.

First, there could be some issues with your home’s condition. Your property might not have the same cosmetics that other homes in your price range have. You might need to upgrade your carpet and paint, declutter the space, and really work to spruce up the inside to give buyers a reason to want to snag your property.

You could also upgrade your landscaping to give your home better curb appeal or put in a new roof or furnace. These are all components that will help your home sell.

Upgrade your carpet and paint, declutter, and really work to spruce up the inside to give buyers a reason to want to snag your property.

Second, location might be playing a role in your home failing to sell. If your property is on a really busy street, it’s not ideal for most buyers. Or, if you have the nicest home with tons of upgrades in a neighborhood with lower priced homes, buyers might not see the value as easily as you do. They might opt for a home in a neighborhood where the prices of the home are more comparable.

Third, price could be a huge factor in your home failing to sell. If your home’s location and condition are less than ideal, you’ll need to drop your price to reflect that. Overpricing won’t work, as buyers will simply find a home with nice updates in a better area for the same price as your home. If you want your home to sell, the price needs to reflect the true value.

If you have any questions about this topic or you have any other real estate questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’m always happy to help!

Sell Your Home Fast Using These 5 Tips



Today I want to go over five great tips that will help you sell your home faster.

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When selling your home, you want to make sure you sell quickly and for the most money. I’ll go over five tips that will help you do just that.

1. Update your landscaping. Curb appeal is crucial. When we take exterior photos, which is the main presentation that we have online, you want to make sure the beds are clean and the landscaping looks good in order to attract the greatest amount of buyers.

2. Move out of the house or make it appear as though you’re moved out. Declutter and rent a storage facility to store all of your belongings. Buyers want to be able to picture their own things in a home, which is much easier when your things aren’t there.

If you don’t have neutral colors, have the house painted to make it look fresh.

3. Add fresh paint or flooring as needed. If you don’t have neutral colors, have the house painted to make it look fresh. If your carpet is old, replace it.

4. Utilize professional photos and video. These are the best ways to attract buyers and get them to want to see a home in person.

5. Price your home to sell. Make sure you are staying competitive with your neighbors or even offering a better deal.

If you have questions about selling your home or if you have any other real estate questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Why Now Is Such a Great Time to Sell Your House



Now is an outstanding time to sell your house. These are the top three reasons why.

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There are three big reasons why now is a great time to sell your house here in northeast Ohio.

1. Consumer confidence: The election's finally over, and we're seeing record stock prices and a lot of homebuyers flooding the market.

2. Interest rates are on the rise: After the recent rise, people are flocking to the market to buy a home before rates go up again. By the end of the year, rates are anticipated to go up quite a bit more, so even more buyers will want to lock in a low interest rate on their mortgage before this happens.

Homebuyers are flooding the market to
buy before rates go up again.

3. Inventory is extremely low: A ton of houses came off the market in the winter, and now I see a lot of houses listed again this year. Many of these sellers are pricing their homes to sell, meaning you can get as good of a deal or better than you could have last year.

If you're considering selling your property this year, give me a call or send me an email soon before these favorable conditions expire. I look forward to hearing from you!