Home not selling? Here’s 10 ways you’re turning off prospective buyers

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.

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