For a seller, it is frustrating when your Windsor real estate sits on the market for several months without an offer. After initial activity, the interest in your property has died down and it doesn’t look like it is going to get better any time soon. So what do anxious sellers do at this point? This is when it’s time to have a serious heart to heart with your real estate agent.
Chances are, if your property has been languishing for several weeks without even a bite, your Windsor real estate is overpriced. This is often a difficult subject for most sellers, particularly with the decline in the housing market the past several years. But remember, the best price for a home is what someone will pay for it. By lowering the price at a competitive level, chances are you may receive a full offer without another price reduction.
Oftentimes, it is a good idea to carefully consider the best offer that comes in the first week your home is on the market should you receive one for your Windsor real estate. It is important for sellers to think long term, especially if winter, holidays or slower home selling months are ahead. Today’s low price on your home, may be next month’s high price.
If you resisted staging your home, now might be the time to reconsider as well. Take an honest look at your home, as sometimes sellers can’t see the imperfections. It cannot be emphasized enough, a spacious, well thought out home, void of clutter, can make the difference of a home being sold or not. Take a walk outside and make sure your home has plenty of curb appeal. Buyers often won’t get out of the car if they think a home has been neglected. If it’s not attractive on the outside, what must it look like on the inside? This happens every day in Windsor real estate.
Finally, if it’s been several months since your home has been photographed, it is a good idea to shoot new pictures since most buyers look online when viewing potential homes. If your current home photos shows fall coloured leaves and it’s May, then buyers will know immediately that your home has been on the market for many months. Their first thought? “Why isn’t this selling? There must be something wrong with it.” So hire a good photographer who knows what pictures it takes to attract a buyer.
Taking these steps: lowering your price, staging your home, creating curb appeal and having updated photographs taken, can mean a “Sold” sign will soon be in your future.