4 Problems Selling Your House: How to Tackle Them

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If you are trying to sell your home, you have probably encountered a lot of problems. There are many reasons for this – people looking at the property but not making an offer, low offers that come in, or no offers at all. 

This blog post will tackle some of these problems and provide solutions so that you can successfully sell your house!

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Problem #1: The first one is not having your house in top condition. This makes it harder for the buyer to visualize themselves living there, and therefore they are less likely to make an offer or buy at all! 

You should do some deep cleaning before you put up any of your things for sale – get rid of furniture that is broken or stained, give everything a good polish so that it looks its best, paint walls if needed (and don’t forget about fixing holes), etc., etc. 

Be sure also to fix anything big like broken appliances. These may seem small but can be deal breakers when buying a home.

Problem #2:Another problem with selling your house is not making the most money possible on the transaction. If you want people interested in seeing more than just one viewing, you need to make the house look as appealing as possible. 

It is up to you whether or not this includes renovations, but even a little bit of paint can go a long way! You should also make sure your yard and garden are in top shape – there’s nothing worse than going over for viewing only to see an unkempt garden full of weeds!

Problem #3: When people come around for viewings, be sure that they have all the information they might need. Give them directions on how to get into the property if it requires special keys or codes (and don’t forget about leaving these with another family member). 

Be open and honest about anything wrong with the house upfront- better yet, show them yourself beforehand so that there aren’t any surprises! 

If you need to bring something up with them, be sure that it is at the end of the viewing and not right when they walk in. This will make a better first impression and give people less time to think about negative things before showing your house a chance.

Problem #4: Finally, don’t rush into selling too quickly if high offers aren’t coming through for you. It may seem like common sense, but sometimes homeowners are so desperate for money or another place to live that they sell their property below market value without even realizing it! 

Instead, try waiting around while still maintaining top condition – this could increase interest in your home because more listings go on sale throughout the fall/winter months than spring/summer ones (and therefore, there is more competition).


In conclusion, many problems come with trying to sell your house. However, if you take the time to plan and fix these things beforehand, you will be on your way to a successful sale!

These were just a few problems! I hope this was helpful.


Wesley Kai Sanders: Wesley, a real estate appraiser, offers insights on home valuation, understanding appraisal reports, and trends in home prices.

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