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

Why Isn’t My House Selling?

You got a pre-inspection. You staged your house and took some stellar photos. You set up your listing online. You’ve done everything right, so why is your house not selling?

There are three main things that homeowners run into when struggling to sell: price, location, and time. RealtyHive will dive into each of these and offer some solutions that could help.


Listing prices are great for showing what your house is worth, but they’re also self-limiting. For example, if someone is looking for a house that’s $225k and your house is $235k, your house might not show up in their search—even though it’s so close in price that you probably could have sold to that buyer.

While your impulse is to either stick it out or lower your price, a time-limited event is a valuable third option. Selling through an auction offers range pricing, which attracts a larger audience of interested buyers. Your home might go for the bottom price, but it might sell for your ideal price—or go for even higher.

PS: The benefits of an auction don’t stop there. If your house isn’t selling or you’re worried that it won’t, here’s why you should consider selling through RealtyHive:

  • Tons more exposure. The more people who see your home, the more chances you have for selling.
  • Free marketing. Stress way, way less by having our marketing team take care of your listing.
  • Opportunities. House not going for the price you’re satisfied with? You can try again and go for another time-limited RH event.

Lowering your price might seem like the only way to get your home to sell, but that’s not the case. With RealtyHive’s time-limited event process, you have options.


We get it—you can’t exactly pick up your house and move it to a gorgeous beach in California (but let us know if you figure out how to do that!). Location is less about where your property is and more about where you’re targeting your marketing.

Chances are that people directly in your city or neighborhood aren’t looking to buy your property, especially if your property is somewhere remote. This isn’t always the case, but if your house isn’t selling, look to open up your search parameters. Online marketing is crucial—we’ve said it before, but a “For Sale” sign just isn’t going to cut it.


Frustration knows no limits when your property just won’t sell. Holding onto a property for the right price might seem like the only way to get your money’s worth. The truth is that this can cost you more than if you prioritized selling earlier.

No one wants to lose money on a house, but it’s a risk that every seller takes. But as always, you’ve got options. You can go for a lower price, you can wait, or you can take your chances with a home auction. 

The great thing about home auctions is that with RealtyHive, you don’t have to sell if you don’t want to. Not satisfied with the auction price? That’s OK! At the very least, it’s nice to gain more insight on the selling market and how your house stacks up.

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When it comes to selling your house, RealtyHive takes away the struggle. From marketing to the auction event itself, you can go from asking “why isn’t my house selling?” to hearing “Sold!” Contact us to get started!