3 Easy Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

3 Easy Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

Many people that list their property on the market in the Jacksonville or St. Augustine areas are fairly confident in their ability to find a buyer that will make a fair offer in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Some homes do receive offers very quickly, but even then the banks that will hold the mortgage will not be willing to look at any offer for the home, no matter how high the offer is.  SellMyJaxHomeFast has spent years reviewing the Jacksonville and St. Augustine housing markets and have found that there are three main reasons that homes in Jacksonville or St. Augustine may not sell.

The Home is Not Priced to Sell – Priced too High

Overpricing is one of the worst mistakes a homeowner can make.  This causes the property to sit on the market for longer periods of time, which decreases the worth. The selling price of the surrounding homes in your neighborhood will govern your asking price. Then once you have a fair market price available, you can compare your home features, size etc. to others that have sold recently. A home with a better location and layout will bring in a better price for the seller.

The Listing Agent is Inexperienced or the Advertising is Poor

Almost all people in this day and age rely on a realtor to list and manage the home’s sale. However, if the agent is inexperienced, deceitful or lethargic, you will lose more money and time than if you sold the home yourself. Remember to take the real estate agent’s commission into account when determining the cost of selling your home. You can add the average 3% fee and compare all numbers.  In addition, the agent may have not paid for extensive advertising or they may have poor quality photos of your home.  This could easily be overlooked by buyers in favor of more prominent listings.

The Home Needs Repairs and/or Updating

If your Jacksonville or St. Augustine home does not have a new air conditioning unit (within the last 5 years) and other modern energy efficient appliances, this will not help in the selling of your home. Most first-time homebuyers or any prospective buyers will not have the cash on hand to renovate an outdated home, which narrows the range of potential buyers exponentially that your home will attract. A dirty and damaged home will also not appeal to the majority of homebuyers. If you have a neglected property that needs a total renovation, you most likely will be unable to sell the home to an independent prospective buyer. This leaves you with the options of renovating the home and gambling on the chance of actually seeing a return on your investment, or selling the home to a cash investor like RCD Home Solutions. This can provide a win-win solution for the investor and seller of the property.


RCD Home Solutions buys houses in and around Jacksonville and St. Augustine (and other areas too!).  We’re not listing your house… we’re actually the ones buying your house.  Because we pay cash, we’re able to close quickly… or on your schedule. Like we’ve mentioned, when you work with us there are no fees… like there are when you list your house with an agent.  What this means to you is you don’t have to worry about extra costs, having to come out of pocket to sell your house fast, or even getting your house ready for a sale (we’ll buy your house as-is).

Don’t worry about repairing or cleaning up your property.  We’ll buy your house in as-is condition… no matter how ugly or pretty it is… no matter the location.  Call today 904-337-9395

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