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5 Tips If Your Home Isn’t Selling


Putting your home on the market can be a daunting time, as there can be a lot to think about. You aren't just looking for a new home for yourself, but also have to ensure that yours sells too! Unfortunately, this is rarely something that happens overnight, as there are many factors that can affect it. Certain aspects, such as economic issues and even the time of year can impact the sale of your home.


Some homes can be on the market for a while, which could be the owner's fault or something completely out of their control. No property sale timing is ever the same, so you shouldn't be concerned if the waiting period for your home to sell is longer than expected. However, it is important to ensure you are doing your utmost to attract potential buyers to your home. We have put together some tips on what to do if your property is struggling to sell.


Have the Right Estate Agent

One of the most important ways to get your home to sell is by having a great estate agent who will put their all in to ensure that your property is marketed accordingly. Your estate agent should know the local area better than anyone and will be able to advise you on the best time to sell your home online as well as making any recommendations on what you could potentially do to make it more sellable. If you are looking to sell your home online in the Okehampton and West Devon area, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01837 54504.


Get a Valuation


If your home has been on the property market for a little while, you may want to get an updated price as the price of a home is often the main selling point. This is definitely something to consider when your home is beautifully presented, near good schools and transport links as the price could be what is stopping your home from selling.




One thing that may be stopping the sale of your home is its presentation. If you have a lot of clutter, potential buyers may feel uninspired when walking into your home as they can’t imagine their own belongings in each room. You should tackle each room to ensure that they are as presentable as possible, as well as clean and tidy.

If there are any DIY-type jobs you have been putting off which could be easily completed, then we recommend getting these done! Additionally, if you have a garden, try to tidy this up as this space can be a really great selling point.




When advertising your home online, potential buyers will only be interested in your home if the photos do it justice. One reason it may not be selling is that the photos aren't doing the property any justice. For example, if you decide you are putting your home on the market during the colder months, these days are usually darker, and it can make your home look dark and even dingy. If your property hasn't been sold when spring/summer comes around, then get your estate agent to update the photos to make your home look brighter and much more appealing.




As mentioned briefly above, there can be many factors that stop your home from selling, some of which are entirely out of your control. Current affairs such as Brexit can make potential buyers wary of what the future could bring. Sometimes you just need to have a little bit of patience as the housing market can be incredibly unpredictable. Prices will fluctuate and this can happen at any time, so it is important that you get advice from your estate agent.


If there is a low demand for properties in your local area and a lot of properties on the market, there may be too much competition for everyone's listings. If your property has been on the market for a little while, why not delist it for a bit to see if the situation changes? Potential buyers are often curious and wary when a property has been listed for a long time and hasn't sold, so this may be a wise move.


Here at Godfrey Short and Squire, we can help with every aspect of your property sale; from high-quality photographs and floor plans to well-written descriptions, our properties are always presented at their best. If you have any questions about our services, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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