So when we came across some tips for sellers on Trulia.com, we thought it would be great to pass along. Trulia recently published a list of 4 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling. Here is a summary of the article:
Trulia's Symptoms: It's been way too long, and you're home is just sitting there on the market with little or no action -- well, often that's because the list price is too high. Consider reducing the price or waiting until the market improves to re-list your home.
How Team Tangie Can Help: Our agents have an extremely high understanding of the market in the Greater New Orleans Area, and will be able to accurately price your home so that it will sell at a competitive price.
2. Not Enough Market Exposure
Trulia's Symptoms: Your home may not be on the right sites -- just a sign in the yard isn't enough these days to get a home the exposure it needs. A home needs to be put on the MLS and several websites that buyers frequent to get the attention it deserves.
How Team Tangie Can Help: We will make sure your home gets the attention it deserves not only by putting it on the proper websites but also by emailing your home out, doing open houses, and creating other media to put your home in the spotlight.
3. Your Home Needs a Major Fix
Trulia's Symptoms: Often there are homes that have one major problem that is preventing a sale -- like mold in the attic or an unattractive paint job. Buyers don't want to put the time or money into fixing the problem in your home.
How Team Tangie Can Help: Our agents will diagnose any issues that your home may have and give you solid advice on how to fix the problem, whether that means giving you a recommendation on a handyman to fix the problem, suggesting that you compensate a buyer to fix the problem, or suggesting a lower price to make up for the issue.
4. You're Not Really Ready to Move on;
Trulia's Symptoms: Your home has rich, old memories that are hard to part with -- the smell of Lake Pontchartrain, your kids growing up, all those good time New Orleans crawfish boils, etc. You're having trouble letting go of the home, and that's understandable.
How Team Tangie Can Help: Our agents are in tune with the needs of their clients, and can make the transition from your old home to a new home much easier so that you don't have to stress about the details! They will also be understanding and accommodate your needs and fears when it comes to selling your home.
And thanks and credit to Tara-Nicholle Nelson and Trulia.com for the great article!