What to do when your home isn’t selling

20-minute weekly workout when selling your home

If your home’s currently on the market, how’s it looking? Sparkling and ready for viewings? Is everything in good working order? And how’s the marketing going?

Of course, it’s your agent’s job to market your home and find you the perfect buyer, but that doesn’t mean you can put your feet up and leave them to it! You’re responsible for making sure that when people view your home, it makes a great impression on them – outside and in – and communication with your agent is a two-way street.

Here’s our 20-minute ‘workout’ that all sellers should be doing each week:

Make sure your home has ‘kerb appeal’. The view from the street is what people see first, and some buyers do a drive-by before they even book a viewing. So sweep the path, wipe down the front door and make sure shrubs and potted plants look good. While you’re there, check the doorbell works! 5 minutes

Check your ‘For Sale’ board. Make sure it’s straight and clean. If it’s been damaged, ask your agent to put up a fresh one. 2 minutes

What’s your first impression inside? Pretend you’re a potential buyer and look at your home with a critical eye. Does anything need tidying, tweaking or fixing – and are all your houseplants still healthy? 3 minutes

Check all the lighting. Make sure none of your lightbulbs have blown. Common culprits are: undercounter and extractor fan lights in the kitchen, recessed spotlights and bathroom vanity lights. 5 minutes

Speak to your agent. Regular contact keeps the relationship warm. They should be calling you with regular updates anyway, but it won’t hurt to remind them you’re actively engaged in getting a sale, and it keeps your home at the forefront of their mind when they’re speaking to buyers. 5 minutes

Remember that most sellers won’t be doing this weekly once-over, so pop it in your diary and give yourself the best possible chance of achieving a great sale!

If you’d like to chat through how we can help you attract the right buyer for your home, we’d love to hear from you! Give us a call on 01234 290685 or email bedford@belvoir.co.uk and one of the team will be in touch shortly.