3 Things You Can Do When Your Home Isn’t Selling

3 Things You Can Do When Your Home Isn’t Selling

Your single story home in Carlsbad has been sitting on the market for months and is not even attracting buyers. You’re starting to panic. What can you do?

You may have missed to do these things if your home is not selling.

First of all, you will need to approach your agent for a frank discussion on the challenges and reasons why your home may not be selling and then make an honest assessment of your home for things you could improve.

Here are some more specific things you could do when you home is not selling:

Look at Other Listings in Your Area

Ask your agent to tour you to other single story homes for sale in Carlsbad CA so you can understand how your home measures up. Pay particular attention to their features and pricing and what attracts buyers to these listings.  After the tour, think like a buyer walking into your home for the first time. Is there anything you would like to change or improve if you were the buyer? You may also need to consult with your agent if you need to lower the price of your home. Your agent will be able to help you with the pricing based on the current market value and other important factors.

Get an Outsider’s Opinion

You may ask your agent to bring in an appraiser just to check if your home is priced correctly. To get a more objective result, you can ask one from your lender instead of hiring an appraiser that you or your agent knows. You can also ask a contractor to look at your home and give suggestions on how you can improve it. If there are any repairs or improvements that need to be made, have an open house bidding for contractors so you can get the best price for repairs and renovations. Once you do some home improvements and renovations, more buyers will be attracted to your home when they see it is updated and you may even get a higher price.

While there may be a lot factors why your single story home for sale in Carlsbad CA is not selling, there are a number of things you can do about it - start with these tips.

Don’t Hide Defects or Problems

Once you get a second opinion and the results uncover some flaws and defects, don’t hide them from your buyers. You are obligated as a seller to disclose all known problems to the buyers. Make sure your listing photos are as accurate as possible and avoid using Photoshop to hide the cosmetic flaws. Besides, your agent will advise you that this is against the Code of Ethics which requires that the true picture of a home should be used when advertising. Instead of hiding the flaws, why not make some improvements. They don’t even have to be expensive. It can be just as simple as repainting your front door or putting a vase of fresh flowers on the table.

If your one story home in Carlsbad  is not selling, don’t worry. It’s not yet the end of the world! Just follow these tips and work closely with your real estate agent and you might be getting more buyers making offers in no time.

For more useful tips on selling homes, visit  http://SanDiegoHomes4u.com.

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Dennis Smith specializes in the beach, and north coastal communities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, single story homes for sale in Carlsbad CA, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, & 55+ senior homes. You get 2 agents with combined 38 years experience working for you. You get knowledge end expertise in the real estate market like no other. We attend over 60 webinars & classes each year. You get cutting edge marketing from our personal marketing team. You get our specialized knowledge from our Advanced Designations: ABR,SRES, ePro, SFR & CDPE. You also get our FREE moving truck, for life. Dennis Smith | REALTOR® in Carlsbad CA | RE/MAX By-The-Sea | 760-436-0087 | Cell/Text 760-212-8225 | dennis@sandiegohomes4u.com | http://SanDiegoHomes4u.com
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