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2020-12-22
Why Your Champaign County Home Isn't Selling

Is your home for sale in Champaign County not selling? We are in a seller's market right now, so if your home is not selling after being on the market for a while, there's a reason.

The good thing is that the reason for your Champaign County home not selling is probably something you can fix easily. 

It’s Priced Too High

Pricing a home to sell for the right price is tricky. It can be tempting to ask too much, even in this strong sellers market. This is why you should listen to your agent when it comes to setting a price.

Are you emotionally connected to your home? This may be one reason you're pricing it higher than you should. Agents base home prices on what are called comparable sales, or comps. These are values of similar homes that recently sold in the area. This gives your agent the best guidance on how much to price your home. 

Your Home Is Unique

If your home is "one of a kind", that can be good. But it also means you may need to wait longer for the right buyer. You may not need to change anything, just your expectations.

Bad Staging

How clean and staged was your home when the photos were taken or when you showed your home? Presentation is everything in real estate. Staging your home and making it presentable for viewings can make all the difference. Take a close look at your home and see if there is any way to make it more appealing.

Lack of Accessibility for Viewing

As a seller, some things aren’t in your control, but many things are. When buyers want to see your home, they need to be able to as soon as possible. You want your home to be available for anyone interested to see it in person. This means you keep your home clean and showing-ready at all times and that you’re flexible with your schedule.

It’s a pain at the time, but it can make a difference between selling your home and having it sit on the market.

Flat-Out Rejecting Low Offers

Don't take low-ball offers personally. It's just part of the process of negotiation. If your emotions get in the way, you could be turning away what could have been a fair sale.

Keep all of your options open as a seller. You never know what might happen.

Timing

Finally, not selling a home can sometimes be an issue of timing. For example, spring and summer tend to be better times to sell a home. Fall and winter can be a more challenging time to sell.

Selling your home can be a challenge. That's why you need the help of an experienced Champaign County real estate agents like Rose Price. She can use her many years of experience to help you sell your home fast and for the best price.

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