What Makes a House Hard to Sell?

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Some houses stay on the market for a long time regardless good or bad housing market. Fizber.com finds the solutions, even in today's rough market.

The most attractive homes can suffer from a feature that makes them hard to sell. Fizber.com, an innovative real estate search engine, finds the solutions, even in today's rough market.

No one thinks there is anything wrong with his or her house. Like an adoring parent believing that their little darling can do no evil, it is easy for the proud owner to ignore a poor property condition, bad location and an absence of parking place. According to Fizber.com, the top five reasons a house won't sell today are:

1. Poor Condition
Because of the larger inventory on the market of resale homes, buyers are being very demanding about the condition and quality of finishing of any home they will purchase. The value factor of both interior and exterior quality and finishing now plays a significantly higher role in desirability and selling price of properties.

2. No garage or parking place
"Everyone has at least one car nowadays", says Julia Foster of Fizber.com. "It's hard to sell a house today without a garage." Those buying a home, even if it's for the first time, want big garages with space for two or more vehicles.

3. Price
The important thing to keep in mind is that the property won't sell if it is priced above comparable homes in your neighborhood. "I strongly believe there's no such thing as a house that won't sell", comments Julia Foster. "If it isn't selling it's too expensive."

4. Bad Location
Houses at bad locations are hard to sell and will sell at substantial lower price than the similar one in the good locations. It is considered as bad location if one of following factors is associated with the home. Those factors are high crime areas, bad schools, busy roads, poorly maintained neighboring homes, lack of public transportation, poor shopping, power lines and poor parks.

5. Empty house

Realtors know that an empty house is extremely hard to sell. Home staging is critical if a homeowner want a fast sell in this weak market. Home stagers will create a vision for the new buyers by staging a home with their own unique collection of artwork, furniture, high quality accessories and accent pieces. The result is a beautiful home that stands apart from the competition. Across the nation home staging is becoming increasingly more popular.

About Fizber.com
Fizber.com is a for-sale-by-owner website listing about 2 million homes for sale. Listings are available for homes all over the United States. Fizber's online platform enables home buyers to benefit from the convenience and efficiency of online technologies. The site also offers to list for-sale properties on a multiple listing service for a $349.95 flat fee, to submit property ads to a variety of property search engines for a $299.95 flat fee, and a package of both services for $499.95.


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