It’s a hot market in real estate right now, so if your South Carolina house isn’t selling, you might be wondering what’s going wrong? Shouldn’t it be easy to sell any home right now, with demand high and low inventory? Unfortunately, even in a seller’s market, there are factors that could stand in the way of potential buyers. Let’s take a look at the top 3 issues that might be preventing your house from selling.
- An Outdated Listing
According to a study conducted by The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Google, 90% of prospective homebuyers searched online during the process of buying a home. If your online listing is missing key information, or doesn’t have great photos, it could result in a lack of interest from would-be buyers. Take the time to comb through your listing, and make sure all the information is detailed, accurate, and up to date. It never hurts to upgrade the quality of photos, either by taking them yourself or by hiring a professional photographer. Make sure you have pictures of each of the bedrooms, not just the primary bedroom, so that your photos match up with the information included in the listing. Buyers want to see the kitchen, so be sure to include a number of pictures of what many consider the heart of the home. Don’t forget to include the backyard and any exterior features.
- Pricing Too High
Another reason why your house isn’t selling is because it is priced too high. When setting the price for your home, it’s helpful to work with a real estate agent who is familiar with homes in your area. Take a look at similar homes–known as “comps” or “comparables”–to determine how your house matches up in terms of features. This will help you to set a reasonable price that isn’t too high.
- Not Enough Marketing
Finally, you’ve got to spend some time and effort on marketing your home. Listing your house on one website or simply putting a “For Sale” sign out in your front lawn isn’t going to get enough attention. If you have a real estate agent, they typically have a wide network and multiple sites they can use to advertise your house. They can also list it on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), which can really boost viewership of your home. Don’t be afraid to post about your house on social media, where you never know who might be looking for a new home. You can also create video tours, have open houses, and even put out fliers with color photos of your home, all of which will draw more interest and help your house to stand out.
Contact Clear Water Investing
If all of this sounds like a lot of work, it is! Selling your home can take a lot of time and resources. When you go through all that effort and your house isn’t selling still, it can be very discouraging. Clear Water Investing can help you to bypass all of this time-consuming process. We give fair cash offers for your Greenville home and can help you close in as little as 7 days, and you won’t have to list your home, take pictures, or deal with open houses. For a free quote, give us a call at (864) 478-8857 or contact us online today!