You’re trying to sell a Floresville house that just won’t sell?
And yet – the news says the real estate market is heating up. The media is practically shouting again about multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices.
So where’s your contract?
These tips could be just what you need to help you sell.
Why won’t my house sell in Floresville? – 6 Tips To Cure It
1) Get good help.
Just like before, there are novice agents and investors rushing into the booming market trumpeting that they know what they’re doing.
But they don’t. They’re getting hit hard with the nuances of financing, deal structure, and evaluation. Seriously, chances are good that real estate is your biggest investment – don’t trust just anyone’s advice. If you want great results, partner with the pros.
2) Don’t make too many improvements.
Too often we see over-improved properties – those where the owners have gone too far. Even with the best of intentions, exceptional craftsmanship and true artistic talent, it’s incredibly challenging to exceed what the market is paying. Plus, most buyers want to add their own custom touches. Get rid of all the clutter and think “neutral”.
Not everyone likes the new colors, the best type countertops, that bathroom with only a shower. So only improve your property for your enjoyment but don’t expect to recoup your costs. And don’t over improve for your neighborhood. Appraisers are going to comp against your neighbors and if they don’t have top of the line you really won’t get your value increased for top of the line. But the opposite is also true, if you are in a top of the line neighborhoods don’t improve cheaply. You want to match your neighborhood with your improvements.
3) Do make necessary improvements.
Unfixed stuff scares buyers. They walk in, think in terms of how much it is going to cost to either repair or improve. And most buyers have NO idea of the true cost to do those things. And that can mean they think in high dollar terms. Show that you’ve been a responsible property owner and get all the little details fixed.
Don’t leave gaps in the trim or plates off of the switches. You could get it inspected by a professional home inspector, and show off the healthy home report. This goes a long way towards establishing confidence that they’re making a good purchase.
4) Style and design matters.
Curb appeal is as important as the inside – so don’t neglect one part of the property to improve the other. Give buyers a cohesive impression of great style. Paint the walls, update the landscaping, and most of all – keep it immaculately clean. Consider hiring a professional designer to help tastefully stage the property.
5) Pricing matters a lot.
If you’re getting a lot of showings but not a lot of offers, you might not be too far off in price. If your best efforts to advertise your property aren’t making the phone ring, you’re probably overpriced.
6) Every property will sell – sometime.
There’s no magic formula – but there’s no substitute for experience.
If you need to sell a house near Floresville, we can help you.
Give us a call anytime (210) 216-7722 or learn more here today!