Top 5 Factors that Prevent from Selling

Selling your home, especially if this is your first time (or even if it’s your 20th time) will be time-consuming and emotionally draining. The biggest challenge when selling is your home is it means more to you emotionally and financially than just about everything else…other than family. Being emotional about selling your home is unavoidable, thus the importance of having an advisor, as a realtor, to be there with you through the selling process. Unfortunately, being emotional is not the only factor that can prevent you from selling your house. It’s important to know all of the factors so you can prepare yourself.

Top 5 Factors that Prevent from Selling:

1- Being Emotionally Involved: As mentioned above, being emotional about your home is unavoidable, thus why the following factors are even more important to avoid.

2- Not Hiring an Agent: You need representation when selling your house. It is important to have someone represent and advise you, even if that person is not a realtor. Obviously, we are realtors and would love to represent you, but it is important to have any type of representation to help you disconnect from the emotions involved in selling your house.

3- Minimizing What Agents Do: Despite the convenience of technology, remember there are still a lot of tasks in the home selling process that agents do to list and sell your house.

4- Setting an Unrealistic Price: When sellers insist on an asking price that is too high, then no buyers come.

5- Expecting the Asking Price: If you have an unrealistic price, then don’t expect to receive the asking price.


1- Selling During Off-Season: Every house has a target buyer and there are times when that buyer is in the minimum demand period, likewise, there is a maximum demand period for that buyer.

2- Skimping on Listing Photos: 76% of consumers are shopping on their cell phone for their next house. If you do not have high-quality photos, they will swipe past your listing photos.

3- Not Accommodating Buyers: Every seller wants the first person to walk into their home to be the perfect buyer, but that rarely happens. You need to be prepared to show it to many potential buyers and be ready to accommodate them and their schedule when they want to come see your house.

Are you ready to sell? The Sibbach Team has the experience and knowledge to help you avoid all factors that can prevent you from selling your home. Call me today to learn more! 480-500-1738

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