When you start the process of selling your home, the first day your listing hits MLS will leave you feeling anxious and excited. After the first couple weeks you’ll still feel optimistic, but then before you know it, you are faced with an expired listing.
To most this may seem like the time to call it a day, but this could actually be the best time for your home!
1. View Your Home From A Buyer’s Perspective
When a potential buyer tours your home, they want to envision calling this place their own. Most will accept the fact that walls can be painted, appliances upgraded, and fixtures changed, so don’t think you need to completely remodel your home to sell it.
However, what will turn a buyer off is seeing clutter and disorganization. This not only holds true for the interior of your home, but the exterior as well. By taking the extra steps to make sure your home looks its best, you will create an overall welcoming environment to others.
To learn more about how to make your home look fresh and new, check out these three goals for your home in 2018.
2. Evaluate The Marketing For Your Home
Consider asking your agent the following questions:
- “Have you featured my home on your website or social media?”
- “How many open houses have you promoted for my home?”
- “What was the general feedback from potential buyers and why did they move on?”
Also, take a look at the listing photos of your home, and compare them to others in the area. Buyers scroll through numerous listing photos as they try to find their perfect home. If the listing photos are blurry, feature weird angles, or just look unprofessional, this can make the buyer move on to another home.
Curious about how your home should be marketed? Here are the steps we take when marketing a home for our clients.
3. Make Sure Your Seller’s Agent Is Motivated
When hiring an agent, you want assurance that they will sell your home, no matter what. As the months go by and no interest is generated for your home, the agent may just put the listing on the back burner and move on.
By making sure that your seller’s agent is motivated, you will regain confidence in your home, and peace of mind in the selling process.
Looking for a new seller’s agent? Check out these 7 questions to ask a listing agent!
Ready To Get Your Listing Back On Track?
If you’re trying to sell your home but faced with an expired listing, contact The Results Team today! Our team of professionals will help breathe new life into your listing, and make your home stand out in the Triangle market.