There are some homes on the real estate market today that sit and sit, well they sit for a long time and many home sellers wonder why their home or house is not selling. As an experienced real estate agent, I know that generally there are three reasons why a home does not sell quickly:

  • Price is not in-line with the market
  • Condition is poor, not up to date
  • Location is undesirable

Other Reasons Why Your Home May Not Be Selling

Even though those reasons listed above are the basic three reasons why a your house may not be selling, it’s quite possible that other factors could be contributing to home buyers’ lack of interests in your home. Of those less common factors, these are conditions that could also affect the saleability of your home:

  • Accessibility or lack there of. Ex: If you have pet(s) that prevent the home from being shown, select hours, no lock box on the property, have instructed Agents and Realtors to pick up a key at your broker’s office before showings or uncooperative tenants who prevent the house from being shown . . .are some of the issues regarding accessibility.
  • Agency relationship and how your home is being marketed. Ex: No MLS exposure (FSBO Listing), lack of photos, lack of compelling copy of the best features of your home; limited details highlighting the best features of your home; lack of website syndication, virtual tour, etc.
  • Short Sale Listing Ex: Buyers may not want to preview or entertain the idea of purchasing a home that is subject to a third party approval(s).
  • Lack of communication and feedback from your agent who interacts with the buyers or the buyer’s agent who visit your home.
  • Inexperienced Real Estate Agent
  • Your home is cluttered, does not show well
  • Overabundance of homes on the market
  • High Market Absorption Rate – Number of months it takes to sell a home. 5-6 months is usually referred to as a normal market. Under 5 months of selling time, it’s a seller’s market and a market with 7 months or more of housing inventory is considered a strong buyer’s market.

Post By Audeliz Angie Perez (160 Posts)

Angie Perez is a NJ Circle of Excellence award winning real estate agent for Re/Max Select in Westfield NJ. She sells anywhere from 12-25 houses per year on a consistent basis since 2005. Ms. Perez is primarily a buyer's agent on 60% of her real estate sales where she represents rental income investors, first time home buyers & trade up home buyers of 1-4 family homes within specific towns encompassing 4 NJ counties: Union, Essex, Middlesex and Somerset County. Many of Ms. Perez's clients appreciate her ability to negotiate favorable real estate deals for them. Many of her clients commented that her research abilities, her honesty, her knowledge of local market trends and her proficiency to manage multiple real estate transactions from start to close are some of the reasons why she was hired as their agent of choice. Please call, text or email Angie Perez to ask if she lists or sell in your town. If she can not help you, Ms. Perez would be more than happy to help or refer you to someone who can.

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One Response to Why My House Is Not Selling

  1. Good points regarding this issue and informative video. I’ll send this post to some potential clients.

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