Reasons Your Home May Not Be Selling

When you’re selling your home, you want a fast, easy sale—for a good price. And you want to sell into a strong market. The good news is that it is a seller’s market right now. Inventory is limited and it’s giving sellers a pricing edge. However, not all homes are selling quickly, and we’ve assembled the top 5 reasons that can cause your home to sit on the market for a while—or indefinitely.

If your house isn’t selling as quickly as you’d like, see if any of these problems apply to you:

Problem 1: Your list price is too high.

Everyone wants to maximize their profit. When a house is priced too high, potential buyers will likely pass it over for another option, especially when mortgage rates are high. If your home has been sitting on the market and you or your real estate agent are getting feedback that it’s too expensive, you might want to consider a price reduction.

Problem 2: Your listing needs work.

If your listing has an incomplete description, unattractive photos, or inaccurate information, most people won’t bother coming to see it in person. Inventory is low but wasting time looking at a house is not the top priority for any buyer. If you’re using a real estate agent, they should be taking care of this part. If your home is FSBO, it’s worth bringing in a professional photographer and possibly hiring someone to write the listing.  

Problem 3: You’re not allowing enough time for showings.

If you limit the days and times for showings, you’ll have fewer potential buyers and a slower sale. Serious buyers might be willing to drive from far away, but they might need evening showings due to the drive. We know it can be very inconvenient, but you need to open up your showing schedule if you want to sell fast.

Problem 4: Your curb appeal and staging need work.

Overgrown yards, chipping paint, cracked driveways… all these issues may make potential buyers think your home has not been cared for. Inside the home, a lot of clutter or excessive personal items will make buyers unable to imagine their life there. Curb appeal and staging can really slow down a sale. To sell faster, follow our summer selling tips.

Problem 5: Your home needs too many repairs.

Most people want a move-in ready house, especially if they’re paying today’s high interest rates. They don’t want to fix costly siding issues, put on a new roof, or work on the plumbing. If your home is dated or needs some repairs, it’ll likely hang around on the market for a long time. Pull your listing, fix things up, and try again.

Bottom line:

If any of these problems are keeping your home on the market longer than you’d like, you have two main choices: fix the problem, or sell to a cash buyer like MarketPro Homebuyers. If you really want a fast sale, nothing’s faster than working with MarketPro.  

Can I sell my house fast if it needs a new roof?

Can I sell my house fast if the plumbing is bad?

Can I sell my house fast if it needs new appliances?

Yes! At MarketPro, we buy homes in any condition.

Work with MarketPro:

We’ll give you a fast cash offer for your current home just as it is now; no repairs, no upgrades, no inspection, no commissions or fees. You can even choose your exact closing date. Our team will walk you through your quote, including a review of what your home would likely sell for on the open market.

If you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania or Florida, we’d love to show you how easy and stress-free the sales process can be. Contact us today for a same-day, no-pressure quote.

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