Why My Home Has Not Sold...
1. Location,Location,Location? Are you located next to power lines, backed up to a busy street, next to commercial property? Those can be potential turn offs to many Sedona home buyers. Prime locations offer privacy, seclusion, and red rock views.
2. What condition is your Sedona home? In today’s market Sedona buyers have many Sedona homes to choose from, so it's important to repair items easily visible and make sure that all aspects of the home are in good condition. Some sellers choose to have a professional home inspection prior to listing the home - and that gives them a neutral 3rd party view of how a buyer may see their home, and time to get repairs and cleaning before the first showing.
3. Pricing your home as close to the market value as possible. When you want to determine what the value is for your home you need to look at homes that are comparable to yours that has sold in the past 6 months. You also need to see what the competition is priced at because that will determine which houses homebuyers view before and after they see your home. With over 300 homes on the market, buyers will eliminate houses before they even go out to look, if the price is higher than other homes in their price range.
How frustrating to put your home up for sale and nothing happens. No showings, no offers, no quick sale. You thought you would have moved on by now but it’s already been six months. Now your asking yourself - “Now What Do I do?”
Ask yourself these questions?
How does my home look in pictures? If rooms look dark, pictures are crooked, the best aspects are showing up in your photos - then your agent has not hired a professional photographer to shoot your home. With over 98% of homebuyers looking online before they buy - it's crucial to present your home as best possible through photography. Homebuyers narrow their search before they arrive and if your photos don't entice them, they won't take the time to view your home in person.
Where are you on the internet? It’s not just entering the home into MLS anymore. There are lots of other tools including Zillow, YouTube, Trulia, Homes.com, Yahoo homes, Google homes, and many others. Sedona home buyers are out there looking on line every day - waiting for good deals on new homes to come available. You want your Sedona home noticed so that they will call their Buyer’s agents to set up the appointment.
We at SedonaTopAgents emphatically say that “NOT all agents are the same.” I highly recommend an agent that has the experience you need, a proven track record, and one that can show you a aggressive marketing plan to help get buyers in the door. If you are priced very competitively and show like a model home and have no other major defects then you should be prepared to receive offers in just a few months.