agent-1238811_1920If you’re a Realtor®, you’ve definitely helped buy and sell your fair share of homes. But if you’re the listing agent and you’re trying to offload a home for your client, sometimes you may hit a wall. There are several reasons as to why you may not be able to sell your listing within a reasonable amount of time, and Real Estate Closing Solutions, your leading Orlando closing agent and title insurance provider, can help you identify those reasons so that you can fix any potential issues and move forward toward a potential sale.

Price

You may have priced the home too high. A price can scare anyone off without even seeing the listing in person. It’s your responsibility to make sure you’re advising your client into pricing the home correctly for the current market. There are several tools and resources available to ensure that you find the right price for your listing.

Presentation

If your home isn’t staged well, you may not be providing an inviting presence to show potential owners that they can see themselves in there. You want to make sure the house is clean and de-cluttered without any obtrusive furniture or decor. Here are some staging tips for you to follow:

  • Make sure your master bedroom appeals to both sexes. You don’t want it to be too overly feminine or masculine.
  • Update an old fireplace screen.
  • Re-stain kitchen cabinets that may look dated.
  • Make sure each room has plenty of sunshine.
  • Make sure all of the floors and walls are clean, as well as the kitchen and the bathrooms.
  • Clean out the closets so they’re each only half empty.
  • Pack up the family photos and memorabilia that might make it difficult for a potential buyer to picture themselves in the home.

Photography

The hardest part of finding a potential buyer is getting them to the home. Realtors try everything: open houses and incentives, but what they really should be focusing on is photography. Good photography can get your potential buyers halfway to where they need to be.

Re-Launch As New Listing

If you have to go back and fix many of these items based on the advice we provided in this blog, it may be smart to re-launch the home as a brand new listing. If you keep the same listing, the amount of time the home has been on the market could deter potential buyers.

All in all, there are ways to fix and address a lingering listing, so make sure to follow these guidelines, and you can get that listing sold in no time! When you do get it sold, make sure to contact Real Estate Closing Solutions to be your Orlando closing agents.