88 days is the average days on the market for homes in San Antonio as of today…..so why do we keep hearing about houses flying off the market?
Some do….but usually the ones that “fly off the market” are the more affordable homes…..AND homes that don’t need a lot of repairs.
So if you are considering putting your house on the market…..clean, clean, clean. Pretend you are a homebuyer…..and take a good look around your house. Open the front door with the key….if it’s hard to open, it immediately sends a message to the buyer to look for more items that might need to be repaired.
Todays buyer wants a house in MOVE IN condition….so if your house needs new carpet….install it now. If your appliances are worn out, replace them now. If you have walls that need paint….and the list goes on and on. Every buyer I show homes to is looking for a house they don’t need to do work on…..because buyers don’t have time to do that work. Unless your house is an incredible price…they will just pass on it and move to the next house.
The press says we don’t have a lot of homes on the market…. but the number of homes on the market is 7,767. That’s right….seven thousand, seven hundred and sixty seven homes to compete with.
When you do have your house ready to sell…don’t make it hard for the Realtor to show it. They might be showing ten homes in an afternoon to the same buyer….and if you make it too difficult, they will just pass and might not come back.
If you need help getting a list of what you need to do to get your house ready to sell I’m happy to help. (210) 273-6161