Common Home Selling Problems and How to Avoid Them

by Ned Hands 11/03/2019

Selling a house should be quick and easy. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience.

Common problems that come up during the home selling journey include:

1. Lack of Curb Appeal

Dedicate time and resources to bolster your residence's curb appeal – you'll be glad you did. Remember, your residence only gets one chance to make a positive first impression on homebuyers. If your house impresses buyers when they see it for the first time, buyers may continue to pursue your home and submit requests to view your residence in-person.

To improve your house's curb appeal, you should mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform various home exterior upgrades. Take an objective view of your home's exterior to identify any problems that may make buyers shy away from your residence. Then, you can correct these issues.

2. Initial Asking Price Is Too High

If your home's initial asking price fails to account for your house's condition and the current state of the real estate market, you may struggle to sell your residence. In fact, in this scenario, it may be many weeks or months before you receive an offer to purchase your residence.

Before you list your house, you may want to conduct a property appraisal. This enables you to receive a home valuation from a property expert. With this valuation in hand, you can set a competitive initial asking price for your house, thereby increasing the likelihood of a quick home sale.

3. Buyer's Market in Place

In a buyer's market, there may be an abundance of available houses and a shortage of property buyers. Thus, if a home seller is not careful, this individual may struggle to achieve the best-possible results.

Analyze the real estate market closely, and you can differentiate a buyer's market from a seller's one. If you find that homes linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months before they sell, you likely are preparing to enter a buyer's market. As a result, you'll need to go above and beyond the call of duty to differentiate your house from the competition.

When it comes to selling a house in a buyer's market, it may be beneficial to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you craft a plan that ensures you can seamlessly navigate the home selling journey, regardless of the current real estate market's conditions.

A real estate agent first will meet with you and learn about your home selling goals. He or she next will develop a personalized home selling strategy and promote your residence to prospective buyers. And if you receive an offer to purchase your house, a real estate agent will help you review this proposal and determine the best course of action.

Take the guesswork out of the home selling journey – collaborate with a real estate agent, and you can get plenty of help as you get ready to sell your residence.

About the Author
Author

Ned Hands

 
About Ned and the Hands On Team

The Voice of Experience

Perhaps not surprisingly, family is the most important aspect in Ned's life. Ned's connections in the local real estate community stretch back more than 30 years.  As a longtime St. Petersburg resident, Ned's mother, Sue Hands had proudly served the needs of fellow residents since 1981. As a result, he was able to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise to guide his clients’ transactions to a successful conclusion.

Grew Up in the Business

With his mother being a premier real estate professional since the time he was a young boy, Ned practically grew up in the business. From the age of 10, his father began teaching him the importance of a strong work ethic and learning the value of a dollar. When Ned eventually joined Sue in the family business in 2005 she also made him earn his stripes and stand on his own two feet before they formed their partnership. Today, that partnership can be the key to your success.

Not Just in Name

Anyone who has worked with Ned, or had the opportunity to work with Sue, will tell you their “Hands” surname is fitting. You see, he prides himself on his hands-on approach to helping people achieve their real estate goals. To Ned, being “hands on” means always being proactive, providing great advice to his clients, and continually making his clients’ best interests his first priority. It’s an approach that has proven successful and developed a dedicated following of loyal customers.

Even after being in the business so many years, Ned is still motivated by one, unifying goal – that smile on his clients’ faces when he's helped achieve their goals.

“There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing we’ve make a positive difference in the lives of our clients,” Ned says. “We understand the importance of ‘home’ on many levels, personally, financially, emotionally, and we are motivated to help our clients make the most of every opportunity.”

Family Values

Ned provides his valued clients with a superior level of service every step of the way. Outside his professional persona, Ned is a dedicated husband and proud father of two. To him, there’s nothing more important than family, whether it’s volunteering at his daughters’ school or taking advantage of the great outdoors with his wife and kids. Ned holds a true passion for the St. Pete area.

A Hands-On Approach

If you’re considering a move within the St. Petersburg area, don’t settle for any ordinary real estate agent. Instead, turn to a team of dedicated professionals who will bring A Hands-On Approach to accomplishing your goals. Call Ned Hands today to schedule a private consultation.

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