When you've listed your home for sale, the biggest frustration that you can experience is a lack of interest in the property. Watching your home sit on the market month after month can definitely test your patience and possibly even convince you that you shouldn't sell. There are a number of steps that you can take when your home is failing to generate any interest. These suggestions, on their own or collectively, can often help to change your fortune, perhaps more quickly than you might expect.
Change Your Real Estate Agent
A house that is failing to sell isn't necessarily the fault of the listing agent, but you may wish to hire an agent who puts more time and effort into marketing your property. If you feel that more could be done in this regard, talk to your current listing agent about terminating your partnership. You'll then be free to find a new agent who will represent you, and, hopefully, he or she will be more energetic about selling your home. Look for an agent who specializes in properties similar in size, location, and price to yours.
Have New Photos Taken
Sometimes, people who sell their home will take their own photos or have their real estate agent take photos to include in the online listing. If the home is consistently failing to generate any interest, it could be because the photos don't showcase the features in the best light. If this is the case, it's advantageous to hire a professional photographer; talk to your agent to get a recommendation of a high-quality professional in the area. Often, the use of high-end gear, including proper lighting, can dramatically improve the look of your home and possibly generate more interest among prospective buyers. Additional photography techniques, such as the use of virtual walk-throughs and 360-degree photos, can also make your listing more desirable.
Drop the Price
No homeowner wants to drop the price on his or her house, but, if you're failing to see any serious offers being submitted, it's possible that your home is priced too high for its location, size, or features. In some cases, your agent will have given you a suggested price at the time of listing the home, but you opted to list the house at a higher price due to your attachment to the property. Some homeowners make this mistake because of their emotional attachment to their home or because of how much work they've put into fixing up the home. You may soon find that the agent's assessment was correct and begin to get offers after lowering the price.