Common lament by the sellers are “why is my home not selling in this hot market?” Los Angeles Times on May 4, 2013 notes that these “turnoff listing… send shoppers scurrying away, often because of mispricing, excessive restrictions on access to buyers and agents, failure to clean or make repairs and a variety of other marketing bungles.”
In a good summary:
* Smells inside the house that are either bad–especially from dogs, cats and other pets– or come across as contrived, such as scented candles, potpourri plug-ins, etc. When buyers encounter obviously artificial smells they wonder: What are the owners covering up?
*Just because houses are selling fast in your area doesn’t mean yours will. You’ve got to think of it as a product you’re marketing, not just as your home. Get it in shape to sell. Price it realistically. Be flexible and cooperative showings and negotiations. Unless it has grossly off-putting features–costly physical defects, ugly design, bad location, bad schools — your property should sell.”
If you are considering purchasing a home in Beverly Hills or in any part of the Westside region of Los Angeles then contact Judy Kunisaki for professional Real Estate advice. You can call her on 310-317-8396 or you can check out her website www.judysellswestside.com
Judy Kunisaki – CA DRE license 00963582