Why won’t my house sell?

Understandably, selling a house can sometimes feel like quite a lengthy procedure, simply due to the sheer nature of the various factors involved in the process. From choosing an estate agent, preparing your house for the sale and then finding the right time to arrange the bookings, it can all get a little frustrating. The time it takes to sell a house does tend to vary dependant on the time of year and various other external factors beyond your control. In fact, an investigation conducted by the Post office found that in the UK, it takes on average 102 days to sell a home.

It can sometimes feel hard to decipher the exact reason as to why the sale of your property may be stagnant. This means that you may often lose focus on the important things – the little things that make the biggest differences. However, there are plenty things you can do to make sure you’re doing the most you can to avoid the road blocks. Read on to find out the main factors which may be involved that could potentially be setting you back.

Location, location, location!

You’ll find that for buyers, the location of the property is often of the upmost important.  When choosing a home, the neighbourhood in which your buyer will settle in will play a huge role in their satisfaction of the purchase. This factor – being a geographical one – is obviously an aspect of the sale of your house that can not be changed. That being said, there are ways in which you can advertise your house in a manner in which potential buyers will be more likely to be interested. For example, if you are selling a house with multiple bedrooms, perfect for a family, make sure to correctly publicize highly rated schools and local parks in the area. Or, if you feel as though your property may be more suitable for young professionals, highlighting amenities such as a good transport system around the city and a bustling nightlife may work in your favour.

Picture perfect?

They say a picture can speak a thousand words, in this case, you want the photographs of your property to scream “buy me!”. When sharing pictures of your property, there are a few keys things that will make your house shine amongst the others.

  • Lighting: The lighting in which your house has been photographed is very important. Make sure to take your pictures in day light to really emphasise its features.
  • Presentation: A nicely presented home can really draw in prospective buyers, make sure to choose your aesthetic carefully and it’s also best to avoid clutter.
  • Angles: Always include as many pictures as you can from multiple angles so that the buyers can really get a feel for the property.

Every penny counts.

When searching for properties, buyers will tend to use filters to adjust to their budget. Even though you may value your property at a certain amount, it does not mean others will feel the same. If you haven’t had much interest after a while, you may want to consider adjusting your asking price and see how that works for you.

All in all, there are a multitude of influences which could be lengthening the process of your sale. If you want to find out more about how we can help then visit our website at or get in contact with us to speak to a member of our team directly on 01204 294356 or [email protected]. At FastCash4Houses, we want to support you every step of the way as you sell your property.

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