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Why Won’t My House Sell In Houston?

You’re trying to sell a Houston TX house that just won’t sell?

And yet – the news says the real estate market is heating up as the summer nears, after buyers have been focused on the crushing interest rate hikes over the past six months. The media is practically shouting again, forecasting multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices.

So where’s your contract?

Well, the answer to that question may depend on many factors but many will agree that  it really boils down to one word, uncertainty. Buyers are asking themselves valid questions. Is it smart to buy with the higher interest rates of today? Will rates come down? Go up? Many industry experts are saying that higher rates are going to be the new norm, at least for awhile, but then again we can always refinance later if rates do drop. Decisions, decisions. All of these questions affect sellers because sellers are looking for buyers and buyers are asking the questions.

While we may not be able to change interest rates or market uncertainty, there are some things that sellers can do to sell their home.

These tips could be just what you need to help you sell your Houston home.

Why won’t my house sell in Houston? – 6 Tips To Cure It

1) Get good help.

Just like before, there are novice agents and investors always rushing into the “booming” market trumpeting that they know what they’re doing.

But they don’t. They’re getting hit hard with the nuances of financing, deal structure, and evaluation. Seriously, chances are good that real estate is your biggest investment – don’t trust just anyone’s advice. If you want great results, partner with the pros.

2) Don’t make too many improvements.

Too often we see over-improved properties – those where the owners have gone too far. Even with the best of intentions, exceptional craftsmanship and true artistic talent, it’s incredibly challenging to exceed what the market is paying. Plus, most buyers want to add their own custom touches. Get rid of all the clutter and think “neutral”.

3) Do make necessary improvements.

Unfixed stuff scares buyers. Show that you’ve been a responsible property owner and get all the little details fixed. The little details matter to buyers and buyers and even the the most trivial of things can have buyers asking themselves, “What else did they neglect?”

Don’t leave gaps in the trim or plates off of the switches. Get it inspected by a professional home inspector, and show off the healthy home report. This goes a long way towards establishing confidence that they’re making a good purchase.

4) Style and design matters.

Curb appeal is as important as the inside – so don’t neglect one part of the property to improve the other. Give buyers a cohesive impression of great style. Paint the walls, update the landscaping, and most of all – keep it immaculately clean. Consider hiring a professional designer to help tastefully stage the property.

5) Pricing matters a lot.

If you’re getting a lot of showings but not a lot of offers, you might not be too far off in price. If your best efforts to advertise your property aren’t making the phone ring, you’re probably overpriced.

6) Every property will sell – sometime.

There’s no magic formula – but there’s no substitute for experience.

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If you need to sell a house near Houston, we can help you. We buy Houston TX houses.

We buy properties like yours from people who need to sell fast.

Give us a call anytime 713-379-4376 or fill out the form here today!

fred15r

Fred A. Paskell has served the Houston community for almost 20 years, providing real estate solutions and learning from some of the very best in the business. A native Texan and Army Combat Veteran, Paskell began his career in the commercial real estate sector and has since evolved into a subject matter expert in many aspects of both commercial and residential real estate, including valuation and investment analysis. Throughout his career he has worked for several notable and respected firms including Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, Mohr Partners and the Newmark Group. On the commercial side, Paskell focuses on Office, Industrial and Retail assets while being purely focused on the investment side of residential real estate. While beginning his college studies at Louisiana State University (and still a big LSU football fan), he earned both his M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Houston, cum laude, with honors. Paskell is also a CCIM designee, the pinnacle designation for commercial investment real estate. Fred devoted ten years of his life to protecting our country in the U.S. Army, including two combat tours to Iraq with the 7th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment as an AH-64 Apache Helicopter Crew-chief, completing his service at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is also an avid scuba diver of over 26 years having reached the levels of divemaster, rescue diver and technical diver. With this passion he enjoys scuba diving and spearfishing on the offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in his spare time as well as fishing, playing poker, staying healthy and spending time with friends and family . Paskell also volunteers for several groups serving disabled veterans, including being a member of the Armed Forces Appreciation Committee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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Why Won’t My House Sell In Houston?

You’re trying to sell a Houston TX house that just won’t sell?

And yet – the news says the real estate market is heating up as the summer nears, after buyers have been focused on the crushing interest rate hikes over the past six months. The media is practically shouting again, forecasting multiple offers, high demand, and record-setting prices.

So where’s your contract?

Well, the answer to that question may depend on many factors but many will agree that  it really boils down to one word, uncertainty. Buyers are asking themselves valid questions. Is it smart to buy with the higher interest rates of today? Will rates come down? Go up? Many industry experts are saying that higher rates are going to be the new norm, at least for awhile, but then again we can always refinance later if rates do drop. Decisions, decisions. All of these questions affect sellers because sellers are looking for buyers and buyers are asking the questions.

While we may not be able to change interest rates or market uncertainty, there are some things that sellers can do to sell their home.

These tips could be just what you need to help you sell your Houston home.

Why won’t my house sell in Houston? – 6 Tips To Cure It

1) Get good help.

Just like before, there are novice agents and investors always rushing into the “booming” market trumpeting that they know what they’re doing.

But they don’t. They’re getting hit hard with the nuances of financing, deal structure, and evaluation. Seriously, chances are good that real estate is your biggest investment – don’t trust just anyone’s advice. If you want great results, partner with the pros.

2) Don’t make too many improvements.

Too often we see over-improved properties – those where the owners have gone too far. Even with the best of intentions, exceptional craftsmanship and true artistic talent, it’s incredibly challenging to exceed what the market is paying. Plus, most buyers want to add their own custom touches. Get rid of all the clutter and think “neutral”.

3) Do make necessary improvements.

Unfixed stuff scares buyers. Show that you’ve been a responsible property owner and get all the little details fixed. The little details matter to buyers and buyers and even the the most trivial of things can have buyers asking themselves, “What else did they neglect?”

Don’t leave gaps in the trim or plates off of the switches. Get it inspected by a professional home inspector, and show off the healthy home report. This goes a long way towards establishing confidence that they’re making a good purchase.

4) Style and design matters.

Curb appeal is as important as the inside – so don’t neglect one part of the property to improve the other. Give buyers a cohesive impression of great style. Paint the walls, update the landscaping, and most of all – keep it immaculately clean. Consider hiring a professional designer to help tastefully stage the property.

5) Pricing matters a lot.

If you’re getting a lot of showings but not a lot of offers, you might not be too far off in price. If your best efforts to advertise your property aren’t making the phone ring, you’re probably overpriced.

6) Every property will sell – sometime.

There’s no magic formula – but there’s no substitute for experience.

****************
If you need to sell a house near Houston, we can help you. We buy Houston TX houses.

We buy properties like yours from people who need to sell fast.

Give us a call anytime 713-379-4376 or fill out the form here today!

fred15r

Fred A. Paskell has served the Houston community for almost 20 years, providing real estate solutions and learning from some of the very best in the business. A native Texan and Army Combat Veteran, Paskell began his career in the commercial real estate sector and has since evolved into a subject matter expert in many aspects of both commercial and residential real estate, including valuation and investment analysis. Throughout his career he has worked for several notable and respected firms including Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, Mohr Partners and the Newmark Group. On the commercial side, Paskell focuses on Office, Industrial and Retail assets while being purely focused on the investment side of residential real estate. While beginning his college studies at Louisiana State University (and still a big LSU football fan), he earned both his M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Houston, cum laude, with honors. Paskell is also a CCIM designee, the pinnacle designation for commercial investment real estate. Fred devoted ten years of his life to protecting our country in the U.S. Army, including two combat tours to Iraq with the 7th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment as an AH-64 Apache Helicopter Crew-chief, completing his service at the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is also an avid scuba diver of over 26 years having reached the levels of divemaster, rescue diver and technical diver. With this passion he enjoys scuba diving and spearfishing on the offshore oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in his spare time as well as fishing, playing poker, staying healthy and spending time with friends and family . Paskell also volunteers for several groups serving disabled veterans, including being a member of the Armed Forces Appreciation Committee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Get More Info On Options To Sell Your Home...

Selling a property in today's market can be confusing. Connect with us or submit your info below and we'll help guide you through your options.

What do You Have to Lose? Get Started Now... No obligation whatsoever. Start below or call us at 713-379-HERO (4376)...

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