Your house has been on the Spring Texas real estate market for months. You have had a few lookers and you may have even had an offer although it was insultingly low. You still want to sell your home so what now?
Evaluate the real estate market
Schedule a meeting with your Spring Texas Realtor to evaluate the market. Determine if any of the homes you were competing against for buyers sold? If none of your competition sold, then maybe it’s time to take your house off the market until demand increases.
If the houses you were competing against for buyers sold, why did they sell? Was it due to marketing? Was it due to pricing? Was it due to condition?
Evaulate the marketing
Put yourself in the buyers shoes. Go to Realtor.com and HAR.com and search for Spring Texas homes for sale. Did you find your home’s listing? How does it look compared to the other homes for sale? Does your competition have more photos? Are the photos of your competition of a higher caliber? Does your home have a video? Read the advertising description of your competition and then read the advertising description for your house. Which house would you want to make an appointment to view?
Google your address. How many websites can you find referencing your home? Does one of the websites belong to your Realtor? If you can’t find your home by Googling its address, how are buyers going to find your home?
What price per square foot did the competing homes sell for? Do the competing homes have the same level of amenities as yours? Have you priced your home to sell or have you priced it to stay?
Does your home looked lived in or does it look like a product that you are wanting to sell? What has been the feedback from potential buyers? Does your carpet need replaced? Does your house need a deep cleaning? Does your home have outdated wallpaper that needs to be removed? Are the walls banged up and need a fresh coat of paint? Some relatively inexpensive changes to your house could get you that “SOLD” sign.
Jill Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge... read moreJill Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge and truly could not have chosen a better realtor to work with. Jill is professional and patient, she is an incredible resource who is 100% there for her clients at all times. We had a lot of questions and didn't want to pay any closing costs or prepaid costs out of pocket - Jill is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and it SHOWS. We got exactly what we wanted at the price we wanted AND had several bonuses thrown in, including appliances and gutters. She was there for inspections/walk-throughs and kept in contact with our builder's salesperson as well. If you want a strong realtor who is also pleasant to work with (which I've learned is rare), then Jill is the realtor for you!! read less