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Your home has been on the market for a while but it is just not selling. So what should you do? Use the tips below to help you sell your home.

Create an open and inviting home – You don’t want a potential buyer to pull up to your curb and drive off to see other homes in Hobbs NM before even stepping into your home. Put out a welcome mat, brighten up the porch and entry area. Improve your curb appeal. You also don’t want to close off your home. Open up the blinds and curtains to attract potential buyers. Once inside potential buyers should not see bulky furniture, clutter, or personal items. Clean up and get rid of anything that doesn’t belong or could be distracting a homebuyer.

Is your home priced to sell? – This is an important question you must ask yourself. The price of your home is based on comp homes in the area and not what you believe you should get for it. It really doesn’t matter how much you paid for your home or how much work you put into your home. Don’t overprice your home. People aren’t going to buy your home for what you have listed if your home is priced significantly more than what is selling around you

Get another real estate agent – Sometimes nothing is wrong with your home. It just may be the person you have sold it. Consider hiring a new real estate agent. A new realtor could help to give a fresh outside perspective that is needed to sell your home. Get someone who understands the area, is not boring, just bad at their job and who you would hire to a party. Remember, your real estate agent represents you and your home and you want to make sure they have a friendly and personable personality to sell your home.

How does your home smell? – Believe it or not you may be immune to the smell of your home. Get an honest opinion from a friend or relative who will let you know if your home stinks. If they find that your home isn’t pleasant to the nose then you need to find out what is causing your home to smell (mold, mildew, or pet odor). Once you have figured it out it is time to get rid of the funk. Add candles or get a diffuser, etc. to make your home smell good and smell like home to a potential buyer.

Stage it – Staging professionals are great at making your home look showroom ready. Hire a professional to bring in furniture and other necessary accessories to get your home to look like a model home. This may just be what your home needs to get it off the market.

Update your appliances – You may be hesitant to do this since you are moving, but this may be one of the reasons why your home isn’t selling. A buyer doesn’t want to inherit appliances that look and operate like they were made centuries ago. Replace your white or outdated appliances with new ones. You should also make sure your HVAC system is working properly. Initially, this may be overlooked during showings but it won’t be during the inspection. At the end of the day, you’ll either spend money to get these things fixed or replaced or you can expect to lower the price of your home.r

Upgrade your showing photos – First impressions mean everything. Nowadays most people begin their homes in Hobbs NM search online. Get a professional photographer to take photos of your home. Though it may be a cost you weren’t expecting, it may help sell your home faster in the long run.

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