We often assume that a home on the market will sell within a matter of days. Pushing it, we might put up with it taking a few months, but actually, this isn’t typically what happens. It’s quite common for homes to take a minimum of six months to sell and they can take a lot longer. It’s quite common for homes to be on the market for years or at least, more common than most people would like to admit. Do you have to suffer as your home takes an age to sell? Of course not! There are ways to move things along at a faster pace.
Change Estate Agents
It is possible that your estate agent just isn’t getting the job done. There are a lot of people these days who rely on online estate agents to sell their property. But the problem is that these companies often take a fairly hands-off approach. Indeed, you will be expected to show people around the home yourself and that in itself can deter a lot of buyers from making an offer. The reason for this is that they don’t feel comfortable enough to truly explore the property and as such never feel like they have the full picture to make an offer.
Say A Prayer
There is a home sellers prayer that might do the trick if you have been struggling to sell. There are plenty of stories online about properties that have been on the market for years. After saying the St. Joseph’s prayer to sell a house, they have received a call the next day with an offer. Do you believe this could happen with your home? There’s only one way to find out, and at a certain point, it’s definitely worth a shot!
Off And On
If your home hasn’t sold in a while, it’s possible that there’s a problem with the market. In cases like this, it’s worth considering taking your home off the market and putting it back on at a later date. This is particularly true if you are struggling under the costs that you have to pay for things like estate agent fees. If you do take your home off the market, it is worth completing some renovation work when it’s not on sale. By doing this, you can up the value and hopefully increase the number of offers you get when it’s back on the market.
Rent It Out
Finally, you might need your home to sell fast because you have to move, perhaps for professional reasons such as a job offer. In cases like this, you can let out your home and still move on to another property. This is another smart way to deal with a bad housing marketing. By doing this, instead of the home being a money pit it quickly becomes a goldmine that you can profit from until you are in the position where you can sell and sell fast.
We hope you find this advice useful and avoid getting stuck with what can seem like an unsellable property.