11 Reasons Why Your Home Hasn’t Sold

11 Reasons Why Your Home Hasn’t Sold

It’s the dream of most sellers that when the put their home
on the market, it’s for a quick sale. This tends to be especially true for
those who have spent money improving their home over the years and is in an
area or seller’s market.  While you
shouldn’t worry if your house doesn’t sell in the first week after you list
your home for sale, you should begin to worry if months are flying by without
any offers.  If the latter is you, here
are 11 reasons why your home may not be selling:

  1. Your home
    is overvalued.
    If your home is listed for too high a price, it’s just not
    going to sell.  Tacking on the amount of
    money you’ve spent on improvements doesn’t necessarily translate to added
    value, either. Compare your property to similar homes within your neighborhood
    to get a better idea of its current value. 
    An experienced REALTOR (like us!) can give you an accurate value of your
    home.  We also watch the market activity
    to know if the market is shifting, as the market may change from the time that
    you first listed your home to today.
  2. Your
    marketing is poor.
    Unfortunately, we see this one quite a bit. Poor (or not
    enough) photography that doesn’t properly showcase your home means that home
    buyers are going to skip over your home for the next one.  A poorly written description of your home
    that doesn’t highlight its unique features can also be an issue.  We work with you to create marketing pieces
    with professional photography that attracts the attention of target buyers for
    your home.
  3. You’re
    hanging around for showings.
    While you may want to greet potential buyers
    with a smile and show off your home, this is a no-no.  Buyers feel awkward when they feel the seller
    is hovering around. The last thing you want to do is make a buyer associate your
    home with bad feelings. It’s best to stay away.
  4. You’re
    too attached.
    If you don’t want to negotiate even a penny from your price,
    then there’s a chance that you’re too attached to your home. If there’s a part
    of you that thinks your house is the best in the world or doesn’t want to sell,
    then chances are that you’re going to have difficulty coming to an agreement
    with any buyer.
  5. Your home
    is not professionally clean.
    A dirty house is also going to leave buyers
    with a bad impression. You may not have to hire a professional, but make sure
    that your home is clean to their standards with a good deep clean and stays
    that way for showings.
  6. Your home
    is not staged.
    You want your furniture and décor to help buyers feel at
    home. If you’ve already moved out, an empty house also shows smaller than it
    really is.  If you have an awkward space
    in your home, use staging to tell potential buyers a story of how it can be
    used.
  7. Your personal
    décor is up.
    You don’t want potential buyers to be distracted with your
    personal belongings. Family portraits and other mementos tell a buyer how well
    you fit in your home, not how they will. Take down your personal décor so they
    can have an easier time imagining their belongings in your home.
  8. The
    improvements you made are too personalized.
    Custom murals, hyper-stylized
    rooms, and other improvements that stray too far from mainstream design can scare
    of buyers who aren’t interested in paying for something that they’re going to
    change. You may find a potential buyer who shares your exact same taste, but
    then you’re eliminating most potential buyers for your house. You want your home
    to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible.
  9. There’s
    too much clutter.
    Even if your home is clean, if there’s too much stuff in
    there, it can be a problem.  A cluttered house
    with too much furniture and décor can make your home feel smaller than it is.
  10. Your home
    needs a lot of repairs.
    The more repairs that your home needs, the less
    likely buyers will want your home. Most buyers are looking for something move
    in ready so that they don’t have to deal with the cost or effort of repair
    work, even if the repairs are small. A home that hasn’t been well maintained
    also will make buyers think that there are even more expensive repairs hiding
    where they can’t see.
  11. You chose
    the wrong real estate agent.
    In our opinion, this is the most important decision
    you can make when selling your home.  A
    great REALTOR will do more than give you an accurate value for your home and do
    a great job marketing, they will also come alongside you to give you honest
    feedback to make sure that your goals for selling your home are met. They will
    know the market and give you reasonable expectations and options so that you
    can maximize the value of your home.

All these reasons can be addressed, but the longer your property
sits on the market, the more likely it will be stigmatized by buyers and the
less likely it will sell at your asking price. Choosing a great REALTOR from
the beginning is the best way to avoid making these common mistakes.

If you are thinking of selling your home, give The Gina
McKinley Group at call at 480-355-8645 or email [email protected]
today! We would love to help you navigate the current real estate market and
sell your home for the best price for you.

Welcome to 900 S. 94th Street #1196 Chandler!

Welcome to 900 S. 94th Street #1196 Chandler!

Adorable town-home in a gated community! Welcoming entry faces a community greenbelt. Upstairs, the open floor plan is filled with natural light and is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features a breakfast bar and island for plenty of counter space. Enjoy your morning coffee or a drink with a friend outdoors on the balcony off of the family room. Dual master bedrooms with en-suite and large walk-in closets, one upstairs and one downstairs, is great for privacy! Two car garage is an added bonus. All this in the beautiful community of Via De Cielo, which features plenty of green space, two community pools, and several playgrounds! Ideal location nestled near the 101 & 202 freeway interchange, this home is close to the Chandler Fashion Center.

 

” Please call The Gina Mckinley Group at 480-355-8645 in order to schedule an appointment to view this home.”

“For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our webpage at http://www.locatearizonahomes.com/listing-detail/128110844/900_South_94th_Street_-1196-Chandler-AZ

Welcome  to 5521 E Holmes Ave Mesa – Just Listed!

Welcome to 5521 E Holmes Ave Mesa – Just Listed!

Gorgeous home in Mesa is ready to be yours! Located conveniently off of the US-60 freeway & Higley, this amazing home is close to the Banner Gateway Medical Center & all of the amenities of Superstition Springs Center. Enjoy a game of pool with friends in the open living room that features its own built-in bar area. Entertaining is a breeze with an open concept kitchen and family room with surround sound throughout. Stone flooring throughout. Luxurious master retreat features separate exit to the backyard, and spa-like bath with large walk-in shower and jetted tub. Three other spacious rooms are split from the master for privacy, and the home also features a bonus room that’s perfect for an office or playroom! Resort like yard with sparkling salt water pool with waterfall,

lush landscaping with faux grass and extended patio with built-in BBQ. New exterior paint, 24′ deep garage with new door & epoxied floors, 10′ RV Gate, soft water system, & much more! Home features extra attic insulation. Don’t miss out on this great home!

Please call the Gina McKinley Group at 480-355-86445 in order t schedule an appointment to view this home.

 

For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our web-page at:

http://www.locatearizonahomes.com/listing-detail/126708406/5521_E_Holmes_Avenue-Mesa-AZ

Welcome to 8210 E Garfield Street K214, Scottsdale!

Welcome to 8210 E Garfield Street K214, Scottsdale!

Beautifully remodeled 1 bedroom co-op in a fantastic location! Incredible views of the community green space and pool from the windows and private balcony. Open floorplan features laminate flooring and decor paint throughout. Updated kitchen features plenty of counter space, and a great area for a coffee bar! Bathroom features fully tiled shower. Lots of parking close by. Cash only, no rentals or pets and need board & credit approval. No deed or title fees, buyer has membership for life. Co-op fee covers taxes, ins, water, roof, building, electrical & plumbing in walls, 4 pools, exercise room, library & meeting room with free WIFI, community garden, laundry, picnic & play areas. Near Scottsdale Trolley stop! Perfect for anyone wanting a lock & leave lifestyle near Old Town Scottsdale!

For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our webpage at http://www.locatearizonahomes.com/listing-detail/125467482/8210_E_Garfield_Street_-_K214-Scottsdale-AZ

 In order to schedule an appointment to view this home, please call The Gina McKinley Group at 480-355-8645 today!

Welcome to 652 W Canary Way, Chandler!

Welcome to 652 W Canary Way, Chandler!

This wonderful Chandler home has been lovingly updated and upgraded. Large open kitchen featuring granite counters, white cabinetry and stainless appliances. Split floorplan with newer wood plank tile flooring. Surround sound speakers in dining area, living area, and patio for your listening enjoyment. Rare side entry garage with built in cabinets offers plenty of storage. Situated on one of the largest lots in Carino Estates, located on the bend of Canary Way, this pie shaped lot is over 12,000 sqft and is very private. The lot features a RV gate, custom lighting, storage shed, and plenty of room to play. Ideal location that is close to schools, shopping, and Price corridor for an easy commute.

For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our webpage at http://www.locatearizonahomes.com/listing-detail/123259463/652_W_Canary_Way-Chandler-AZ

In order to schedule an appointment to view this home, please call The Gina McKinley Group at 480-355-8645 today!

Welcome to 1934 E Monterey St, Chandler!

Welcome to 1934 E Monterey St, Chandler!

Welcome to your new home! Grace and elegance abound with a custom tile medallion in the entry leading to the formal living and dining room, complete with decor paint and custom drapes. Cathedral ceilings greet you as you move into the kitchen and family room. Entertaining is a breeze in the chef’s kitchen featuring granite counters, stainless appliances, new island, and drink bar with hanging wine glass display and wine fridge. Enjoy lots of natural light in your master retreat with a large bay window, wood-look flooring and en-suite with new cabinets and granite counters. You’ll find three additional bedrooms and separate baths on the main level, while the fully finished basement features a theater room with projector screen, two bedrooms with walk in closets, and upgraded bathroom.

Experience AZ living at it’s finest with the extended paver patio with water fountain, gas fireplace, fruit trees (kumquat, lemon, and tangerine!) and mature landscaping. All this and more in a great home only minutes to the restaurants and entertainment in downtown Chandler and Gilbert and great access to the 101, 202, and 60 freeways. Or, enjoy a stroll or bike ride on the Paseo Trail!

For more pictures and a property brochure, please visit our webpage at

http://www.locatearizonahomes.com/listing-detail/121548087/1934-E-Monterey-Street-Chandler-AZ

 In order to schedule an appointment to view this home, please call The Gina McKinley Group at 480-355-8645 today!