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Why Your Niagara Home Won't Sell

Posted by Terence Davids on Apr 28, 2015 9:15:00 AM
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Has your Niagara home been sitting on the market for months? Are you wondering why it hasn't sold even though you’ve had tons of showings?

The selling process can be frustrating and it's even worse when nothing seems to be happening.

There could be a number of reasons why your Niagara home won't sell. Below is a list of common mistakes you might be making and suggestions on how you can fix them.

You Arent' Marketing Your House Effectively (or at all!) 

People can't buy what they don't know about. Creating a solid marketing plan will make a significant difference in the buyer interest towards your home.

Maybe buyers aren't finding your house. Or perhaps you simply haven't taken the steps to show your house in the best light. Take the time to freshen up your home.

That could mean a fresh coat of paint or some new wall fixtures. Once you've updated a bit, have professional pictures taken of your rooms from angles that show off the best qualities of your home.

Your Niagara real estate agent is a great asset when developing a marketing plan. They provide internet and print exposure that you don't have access to, and they understand what outlets are best when trying to reach potential buyers.

Your Pricing is Off

By now you’ve probably heard older listings are harder to sell, which might be why you need to take a second look at how your house is priced.

Chances are you have it priced at an unappealing number that puts potentional buyers off. Did you ignore the calculated advice of your real estate agent? Maybe you aren’t working with one.

Re-evaluate the pricing with your agent, or seek out another consultant. Have them complete a competitive market analysis to find the right price for your home based on the current Niagara selling market.

Realted Article: The Best (And Worst) Ways To Determine Your Homes Value

Try not to take the pricing of your house personally, the decision of how to price your home should come from an objective state of mind.

You’ve Listed at the Wrong Time of Year

There is no wrong time of year to list your house, but there is a better time of year.

Most people search for housing in the spring, summer or early fall. Winter brings snow and cold which are inconvenient for both showings and moving.

Unless you need to move immediately, you should consider holding off on listing your home until the warmer weather breaks.

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You Need a New Agent

Selling your home is a major process. In order for it to be successful you and your Niagara listing agent need to have great communication and understanding.

Take a second to consider what your relationship is like with your current agent. Do they are understand your market? Are you comfortable with him or her? If you answered no to either of those questions, it may be time to move on.

If your home isn't selling, it’s time to start listening to the advice of your agent or your potential home buyers. Carefully consider what steps you can take to improve the sellability of your house and then implement them. Your Niagara home will be sold before you know it. 

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