Did your house or condo fail to sell,
even after you listed it with a real
estate agent on the MLS®? Don't
Even at the height of our busiest
times in the past few years,
approximately 54% of LUXURY
listings did not sell during the first
listing period, becoming an expired
listing in Winnipeg. MORE THAN
HALF. So you are not alone.
But now is the time to take a closer
look at why the listing failed to sell.
Here are a couple of the major
reasons this could be:
Has Your Home Been Staged?
Especially important if you've already
moved out of your home. Empty
houses don't sell well. Buyers have a
hard time imagining how the
furniture will lay out. Also, if you still
live in your home and it's overstocked
with furniture and 'things',
decluttering and staging is an
Is Your Home Clean?
Having a professional cleaner take a
run at your home is an important
step. Have it cleaned before the
photographer shows up to take the
pics. And then make sure it’s clean
whenever a buyer comes thru.
Selling In "As-Is" Condition
Another side effect of the hot market
is that home-owners start to believe
that every house will sell.......no
matter what! I recently toured a
home where nearly half of the light-
bulbs were burned out. After going
into yet another dark bedroom,
flicking the light-switch in futility, I
suggested to the owner that they
replace the burned out bulbs. The
response was "We're selling it "as
is".....if someone wants our home,
they can replace their own bulbs".
This is a bit of an extreme example,
but you get the idea.
Be Out Of The Home When It Shows
This is where the private sellers
completely 'miss the message'. The
fact is, most buyers want to be able
to examine a home in peace and
leisure, with their agent, so that they
can discuss various options and
features of the home, without having
the owner overhear what they are
saying. Don't believe me? Think of it
this way: the next time you go to test
drive a car, do you want the salesman
to drive you, or do you want to go for
a drive with your spouse or significant
other, so you can discuss the car, test
it, etc etc, without a pushy salesman
nattering in your ear?
Luxury Homes Need