5 Things to Try When Your House Isn’t Selling

“Did I do something wrong?”

“Have I displeased the real estate gods?”

“Why isn’t my house selling?”

It’s the last question that any seller wants to ask. Sadly, many people end up in this swirl of seller confusion. Instead of just leaving your house on the market as-is for the next several months or longer and hoping for the best, try these proactive tips that can make a difference.

1. Hire a real estate agent.

Are you experience the “fizz” in FSBO? Now might be the time to work with an agent. Before you go with just anyone, however, look into finding an agent with RealtyHive! We have a vast network of highly qualified agents — and you can even get a cash back credit at closing through Cashifyd.

Have an agent but you’re not impressed or feeling worried? Keep reading for some other tips, and check out our blog on parting ways with an agent if things don’t seem to be going as they should.

2. Fix the minor things for a major difference.

When it comes to selling a house, the details are everything. Here are just a few questions to ask when your house is anxiously sitting on the market:

  • Are your photos truly showcasing your home for its best value?
  • Are things tidy or chaotic when people come to look at the house?
  • Is your landscaping appealing or appalling?
  • Are there smaller repairs you could complete? Holes in the drywall, leaking faucets, broken or wobbly fixtures, burned out light bulbs — all of these things are relatively easy to fix and reassure the next homeowner that they won’t have to.
  • Is your listing description well-written? If not, read this blog for some tips.

3. Consider lowering your price.

Some buyers might think “I’m not looking at a house over $200k” and your price might be just over at $204k. When those buyers are looking for a house online, they’re setting their parameters below the $200k benchmark, missing out on your property.

If your house is truly listed at an accurate value and near a benchmark ending in a 0 or 5, try lowering your price just beneath it. For example, a $172,000 house would list at $169,999. 

You don’t want to do this frequently or lower by too wide of a margin, but this strategy could find more interested buyers. For all you know, you might suddenly receive multiple offers and some are for your original price or more.

4. Hire the right marketing team.

Marketing is its own job industry for a reason. If you don’t have the time or the skill set to properly market your house, it only makes sense to find someone who does. It’s just like how you wouldn’t perform your own surgery or build your own house. 

RealtyHive has an expert real estate marketing crew to help. In fact, we’re so confident in our marketing that if your property doesn’t sell, your marketing is free!

5. Try a time-limited event.

Many of the properties that list with RealtyHive actually sell before the event. That’s because people don’t want to miss out on a buying opportunity and lose their dream home in an auction. Not only do time-limited events stir up a sense of urgency for buyers, they also open up bidding for people all over the world who are distinctly interested in what you have to offer.

You may feel cursed, unlucky, or the receiver of bad karma, but RealtyHive is here to turn your luck around. Find out how you can get your property sold through a time-limited event and list with us today