- On Jun 04, 2016
Selling a house is no easy task. Once you get past the idea that it’s time to leave, you start taking initiative towards contacting a local real estate agent. You meet with the agent, explain to them that you want the highest and best offer you can get and they tell you their impressions on what your house could sell for.. You both agree to work with one another, negotiate a commission percentage fee, which would be taken out of the purchase price, pictures are taken of the home, and they finally posted your home on the market. You figured, you seen a house that was sold down the street for a certain purchase price and that is the price you expect your house to sell. You even spoke with the neighbor and found out that they receive four (4) offers.
Reality vs Hope
The day comes and you have your open house. You feel nervous and anxious while waiting plus hoping for your agent to call you sharing good news that they have an offer in hand. But…nothing. Agent tells you that lots of people came but, no one wanted to make an offer. So, you tell the agent to have a second open house the following week. Maybe, you would get a different crowd or hope that someone from the first showing would come back. But again…nothing. Being a good agent, they were able to get feedback from other agents and their clients, who said that your house is
- Needs a paint job
- Water stains were seen
- Yard is not manicured
You had hopes that someone would submit an offer at the price you set, so reality starts kicking in.
Your agent tells you that in order for someone to submit an offer, you either need to make some repairs, paint the walls, clean up the yard, or lower the asking price. For some people, if they are desperate to get out of the house, they will put some sweat equity and do some painting and repairs. Personal finance experts, such as Laura Adams, provide homeowners with insightful tips on how to sell a house fast, in any market. But for others, the house is no longer their home, which shifts their belief system to not wanting to make any improvements.. So…out of desperation, they decide to lower the price. Weeks turn into months and still no buyers.
After a few months and a significant decrease amount in price, your listing has expired. You start to question whether it was your agent who didn’t do their job to highlight the house in the best possible light. You then blame homebuyers for holding so much high expectations of a home, as though a house must look like those updated homes people see on television before they submit an offer. Other financial experts, (such as FinWeb) tend to point the finger at four (4) reasons a listing expires:
- Curb Appeal
At this point, you have succumb to the fact that unless you make physical changes to the property, you will either continue living there until the market conditions changes, become a landlord & try to rent it out or you may just leave and abandon it altogether.
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