Economists have called 2017 a seller’s market. Still, that hasn’t stopped thousands of houses from sitting unsold for months, without so much as a whisper of an offer.
While the biggest mistake sellers make is overpricing, there are dozens of other off-putting things they can be guilty of. A seller has to be particularly sensitive to consumers’ tastes since purchasing a home is the biggest emotional purchase most people make in their entire lifetimes.
Here are 10 things to stop doing if you want to start seeing bids:
#1. Not staging
According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile on Home Staging, 77 percent of buyers’ agents reported staging a house made it easier for the buyer to visualize the property as a future home.