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 Does your home have outdated wallpaper that needs to be removed?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 was our realtor when we recently sold our home in Spring, TX. Jill's name was frequently seen... read moreJill Wente was our realtor when we recently sold our home in Spring, TX. Jill's name was frequently seen on for sale signs in our neighborhood and my wife decided that her research said Jill was who we should use.We met with Jill about one month before we were ready to list the property and Jill was very willing to speak with us and go through what she felt were the appropriate things that a home owner should be doing. She also had multiple home sales in the area and told us where she thought we should price our home. In addition Jill went through the entire home and gave us instructions on what needed to be done in order to make our home the most attractive. Before the home was put on the market, with a "coming soon" sign in the front yard, we had showing and offers. After the initial open house, we had 4 offers and selected one. The offers were at asking price or above. Unfortunately, the people who made the original offer we accepted, were not able to get their financing, but this didn't stop Jill. We kept the earnest money and relisted and immediately had 3 new listings, including the original family who opted out. After several discussions, we agreed to offer the home to the original family again, but included at Jill's recommendation very high earnest money requirements which the family accepted. The purchase went through and we set closing, moving out of our home to a new home near Austin, TX. Unfortunately during the move out, a leak developed in the laundry room and Jill found this. She immediately called us and we left everything in her capable hands as we were out of town. She contacted a plumber, had the pipe repaired, contacted a remediation company to dry the house, and another contractor to repaint the damaged areas. Jill also delayed the closing in order to get everything done. Jill was able to take a horrible experience and make everything right. She is the best realtor we have used and we have had at least 8 moves using 15 different realtors in the past. read less