| Why isn’t my house selling?

You were hoping for a quick sale, it is a few months on and it is still on the market?  Lets look at some of the possible reasons.

Lack of Street Appeal?
One of the most important factors in presenting your house is its Street Appeal.

Buyers make up their minds about a house within minutes and if the outside of your home isn’t looking its best you could be losing out on potential buyers. Look at your property from the point of view of a buyer – everyone wants a home they can be proud of.

Is it Clean with no clutter?
We all have it.  But prospective buyers don’t want to see it. 

Rooms will look larger if there’s less stuff in them.  You might need rent a storage unit to store all but the most critical pieces of furniture and decor.  Don’t go overboard; it’s better to leave some furniture so potential buyers can imagine where their furniture would go.

  • Get in and clean everything.
  • Steam clean your carpets
  • Deep clean your kitchen and appliances.
  • Bathrooms can really benefit from a deep clean.
  • Wipe over every surface to remove dust and grime.

The Photos don’t do it justice?
Most buyers will start their property search online so the first glimpse they’ll get of your home will be via photos. Given the wealth of choice offered by most property websites it is easy for people to pass over pictures which look unattractive or don’t have the ‘wow’ factor.

Use a professional photographer. It can make a world of difference. First impressions count.  If your photos don’t come up to scratch you shouldn’t accept them.

Ask your agent for professional styling & staging help & advice
Hiring professionals to do this will give you the best results.  Please see our seperate post that goes into more detail about styling each room.

Is the price right?
Getting the price of a property right can make all the difference to the prospects of a sale. 

The best way to ensure you have the asking price right is by combining online research with advice from agents.

There are many factors that can affect the Value of Your Property.

  • Position
  • Comparable Sales
  • Market Performance. (Supply and demand)
  • Your property condition
  • Renovation potential
  • Movements in interest rates
  • Infrastructure development in the area

Talk openly with your agent

Ask what else they could be doing to market your property.
It’s important to have regular conversations with your agent, including feedback on viewings and progress. Discuss with your agent other strategies to speed up the sale of your home.


Disclaimer:  Although all care is taken.  We do not give any warranty whatsoever to the accuracy of any content.
This is not meant to be financial or professional advice and is only of general nature.  You must seek professional advice before taking any actions. The above information comes with no warranties whatsoever.  We take no responsibility for any actions you may or may not take. All content is of general nature only and is NOT to be taken as advice whatsoever

Craig Patterson
Principal

(03) 9347 7677
forsale@craigpatterson.com.au
98 Elgin Street,
Carlton, Vic, 3053,

With more than 30 years of experience in real estate sales, which has rewarded Craig’s clients with intimate access to knowledge and expertise in property matters.

Craig is renowned for his honest advice and excellent reputation. So much so that our customers keep coming back to us.

Their belief is that the person with the name on the door should be fully responsible. Craig is a proud small business owner. Not part of a franchise.

Craig believes that real estate is as much and more about people, than just the property. It’s one of the reasons Craig’s customers prefer him over the express aisle!

Most sales are discrete and ‘off market’ plus traditional Private Sales, and Public Auction Sales when required.

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