Your Oceanside house has for sale has been on the market for months, and you haven’t had any offers, or the offers were obscenely low. Now what do you do?
Well, it depends on the current housing market and the property itself. But, in general, the house must be taken off the market. Give yourself and the listing a rest, spruce the property up, reconsider the asking price, and then re-list it. You may even sell your home for a price that’s higher than the original asking price.
If your Oceanside home for sale isn’t selling, there could be many reasons. It may not show well because the outside of the house is overgrown or dull, it may appear cluttered, or the furniture or paint maybe to dark. It may be priced to high for the current market.
Here are 3 “tricks” you can try to revive you tired and worn-out home listing.
1. Take it off the market, temporarily.
If your Oceanside house for sale has been on the market for 90 – 120 days or more, potential buyers may wonder why it hasn’t sold. They may assume that something is wrong with your house.
To freshen up the listing, take it off the market for 2 or 3 months. A whole new group of buyers will be purchasing, and they’ll be able to see your Oceanside home for sale through new buyers eyes.
2. Rejuvenate your property with a new look.
Put a coat of fresh paint on your front door, plant some bright flowers in the front yard, trim the trees and bushes that hide your homes assets. Take down personal photos, and paint the interior a light neutral color, so that potential buyers will be able to picture themselves in your home. Remove bulky furniture, de clutter your home and give it a light, airy feel. Less is more and will make your home look bigger.
You may even want to do some inexpensive changes like new faucets and fixtures. These will make your home look bright, shinny and clean.
3. Reevaluate your price.
Your agent is your best resource for this. They know the neighborhood and conditions of the houses that have sold around you.
Take a look at your Oceanside house for sale through the eyes of a potential buyer to see what is missing to have your Oceanside home sell quickly.
When it comes to selling your home Mindi Landry’s 36 years of experience in selling Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista real estate means you have a professional in your corner. Call Mindi at 760-737-3767 with your home sale questions.