Just because a house is in a desirable neighborhood, in great shape, and at a great price doesn’t mean it’s going to sell right away. Waiting and wondering is stressful and can fill a seller with doubts. Is the price too high? Is there something wrong with the house that we’re not seeing? Is the realtor doing all they can? Will it ever sell?
Selling a house is a little like dating. There has to be chemistry. Our best advice is to be patient and keep the faith that the right buyer will indeed come along. In the meantime, stay busy with the cleaning and packing mentioned above.
Sometimes, the opposite happens and a house sells super quick. It can catch sellers off guard and create an entirely different list of anxieties. In this scenario, it’s important to have contingencies built into the contract, for example, such as the sale being contingent on the seller closing on a new house.
Some pre-planning can make a quick sale easier to manage. When the house goes on the market, it’s not a bad idea to start getting quotes from moving companies, storage units, and even transitional housing. Have a plan ready so there’s somewhere to go if a buyer is found right away.