Do you have a property that has been sitting on the MLS for longer than you would like? It can happen and there are a few reasons that are the typical culprits for why it isn’t generating the interest you would like to see. In this post we will help you figure out why your house isn’t selling the traditional way in New Hampshire, and what you have for options.
There are several ways that a house listing can be lacking. The most typical one we see is bad pictures. When buyers are shopping for their new home, they don’t want to see other people’s clutter and disorganization. When you are having pictures taken of your home to be put on the market, it is important that you clean and organize. That means no dishes in the sink, clutter on the counters, unmade beds, etc. We have seen pictures of all of these and more. It is worth making the effort to clean, organize and simplify in order to better market your home. Bad MLS photos can ruin a house’s chance of being sold.
Another way a listing can be bad is if the write up isn’t done well. It should clearly and concisely describe the property, highlighting its best features, without any added “fluff”. A well-written real estate listing is the most important way to generate possible buyers for your property.
The benefit of selling to NH Home Buyers is that you won’t have to worry about bad listing write ups or cleaning and organizing for pictures or showings. No marketing necessary! We will buy your property as is, mess and all.
Most agents will be honest about what your house will sell for; however there are those that may inflate the asking price in order to get you to sign a listing agreement. To have a good idea what your home value is make sure you have done some research yourself first. Look at what other homes have sold for in your area, not just what homes are listed for currently. Be sure to factor in repair costs and be objective in your pricing. If your home is listed too high, it can sit on the market for a long time. The price will have to be lowered and people will wonder what is wrong with your property since it’s sitting on the market. The other thing to keep in mind is while your home has been sitting on the MLS, waiting for a buyer, the amount you are paying for taxes, utilities, insurance and upkeep will add up. By selling your home quickly, directly to an investor like NH Home Buyers, you will be able to keep a considerable amount of cash in your pocket.
Most people shopping for a home are looking for one that is turn-key. Moving is a big ordeal, and if they are planning to live in the house right away they will not want to deal with any big projects. Often, it is expected that any major repairs or renovations will have already been completed before the home is listed. Investors, like NH Home Buyers, are already aware that your home needs work and is perfectly content to buy it as is. They work hand and hand with contractors and are willing to tackle any problem that your property may need repaired. No need for you to worry about completing any repairs prior to selling!
A Bad Agent
While there are many very excellent agents out there, there are those that are not great to work with, too. They may be inexperienced, give you poor advice, are not sure how to properly market your property, or they are just too busy and overlook your property – losing you buyers. There have been many sellers that sign a listing agreement with a real estate agent, kick themselves for committing to one that isn’t working in their best interest, then still have to pay their commission in the end.
With a direct offer from NH Home Buyers, there are no contracts. We make you a fair cash offer and you decide if it’s right for you and your family. Simple and easy. No obligation, just a conversation!
We can help you understand why your house isn’t selling in New Hampshire. Reach out to Jeremy & Michelle today for more information! (603) 421-6868