Real Estate News About Woodbridge, Mount Vernon, and Lorton Virginia: Reasons Why Your Home in Woodbridge Isn't Selling

Reasons Why Your Home in Woodbridge Isn't Selling

Six (6) Reasons Why Your Home In Woodbridge Isn't Selling

Your Home Must Stand Out Like A Model Home 

Your Home Must Be MARKET PRICED And Not OVERPRICED To Test The Market

There are 6 reasons why your home isn't selling.  See which of these reasons applies to you and your home.

Mistake 1. Your house doesn't show like a model home.  You need my Listings Manager, Peggy, to help you "stage" your home to suit the eyes of the buyers.  You may need to rent a POD or a storage unit to store you clutter.  A clutter-free home will sell faster, and for top dollar.  Make your home show like a model home.

Mistake 2. You over-price your home for the market.  You want the most amount of money for your home.  Peggy will show you a list of homes like yours that have sold over the past 3-4 months so you can see what the market price is for your home.  You want your home to be priced within the range of prices of SOLD homes in yoursell home in woodbridge, woodbridge home prices, erick blackwelder exit 1st choice realty neighborhood. Find out how much your home could sell for with a FREE, no obligation price evaluation when you CLICK HERE NOW.

Mistake 3. You restrict access to your home.  You don't want to allow cooperating ages to access your home with a lockbox when you're not home.  You want your home shown "By appointment only".  

Mistake 4. You play tour guide when potential buyers come see your house.  I've seen some sellers give guided tours, with comments about this feature, and that feature, and I can tell you with confidence that you are intimidating the buyers.  When an agent brings potential buyers to see your home, ask the agent to lock-up using the key in the lockbox, then go for a walk... or go grocery shopping... or run your errands to Lowes and Walmart.  Leave the buyers alone to see your home without feeling pressured.

erick blackwelder woodbridge realtor, erick blackwelder sells homes in woodbridgeMistake 5. Offer the selling agent at least 3% of the sales price for selling your home.  Commissions are negotiable between you, the seller, and your listing agent.  I can tell you from experience that I've seen agents pull and print listings for buyers that pay 3% or more.... they enter criteria in MLS searches that look for homes that pay 3% of the list price or more. If you're paying 2.5% or less, you'll miss the meat of the market.

Mistake 6. Change your mindset about your home.  Your house is not your home.  Your home is your family and all the decor that moves with you when you move to your next home.  You're not stlling your home.  You're selling a house.  You'll make better business decisions if you think of your property as a house you're selling, not the home that has nurtured you.  Look forward to your next house, and how you will make it your home.

Summary.  You want your home to sell fast, for top dollar, and with the fewest hassles.  Are you making any of the mistakes cited above?  If yes, you need to change, and change right now.

You can text or call Erick at 703-677-1120, shoot him an email right now 


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Don't forget if you have a home to sell Peggy James my listing specialist for Erick and Company can send you a free market evaluation of your home. Fill out this form or call our office at 703-590-2252. We service buyers and sellers in Lake Ridge,Woodbridge, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville, Quantico, Fort Belivor and Mount Vernon area's. 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsErick Blackwelder • June 20 2011 12:00PM


Good list...# 6 should be in # 1 position, important for sellers to detach from that word "home".

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 7 years ago

Thanks for your comment.  I agree that #6 could go to #1.

Then again, any of the items on the list could move to #1.

Erick Blackwelder
Woodbridge, VA  Washington DC suburbs

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Posted by Erick Blackwelder, Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120. (Cell: 703-677-1120) over 7 years ago