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Why won't my house sell

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StopSearching Fri 05-Mar-21 13:57:13

My house has been on the market for nearly two years. Recently we took it off and remarketed with new agents. No viewings. We've been so patient for two years but it's getting me down now.

I just want to move on. Nothing wrong with where we live, it's a lovely little town but we have plans and this is all that stopping us. I've stopped looking for houses to buy as they are sold before we even get viewings.

Anyone else having similar problems? It's so frustrating.

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SoupDragon Fri 05-Mar-21 13:58:30

Price or crap photos are the usual culprits.

rawalpindithelabrador Fri 05-Mar-21 13:58:36

It's over-priced for what it is. A lot of people are deluded about how much their house is worth or they haven't done vital maintenance on it.

AndyMurraysCat Fri 05-Mar-21 13:58:55

Anything will sell at the right price

MustDust Fri 05-Mar-21 13:59:04

Pop a link to your house on here and people can give you some advice. It is frustrating, we were on for ages and it turned out it was our dodgy agent, it did sell with the second one so hopefully it won't be long for you.

Handsoffstrikesagain Fri 05-Mar-21 13:59:28

Can you post pictures? I’m a home stager and might be able to help x

Viviennemary Fri 05-Mar-21 13:59:57

Impossible to say without a bit more information. But two years is a very long time. What do you think the problems are. It could be anything. Has the estate agent any advice.,

StopSearching Fri 05-Mar-21 13:59:59

I don't think it's overpriced, in fact I think it's good value.

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optimisticpessimist01 Fri 05-Mar-21 14:00:01

If its 2 years, it's price.

FirsAndFairylights Fri 05-Mar-21 14:00:29


harknesswitch Fri 05-Mar-21 14:00:35

Every house will sell at the right price.

optimisticpessimist01 Fri 05-Mar-21 14:00:38

A house is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it, not whether you think its good value or not.

bilbodog Fri 05-Mar-21 14:00:43

You need to post a link so we can give you constructive advice but unless you live in a very slow area its normally price!

Dogsandbabies Fri 05-Mar-21 14:01:23

My guess is price too. Everything will sell for the right price.

HoneysuckIejasmine Fri 05-Mar-21 14:01:27

We can't help you if we can't see the house. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Price is usually the problem.

Have you had any offers at all in that time?

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Fri 05-Mar-21 14:02:13

Post a link!

Not a single viewing - It's either too expensive or too unique (small potential market).

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Fri 05-Mar-21 14:02:47

What have your agents said about why it's not had a single viewing?

ChameleonClara Fri 05-Mar-21 14:03:26

It is because the price you are asking is higher than the market thinks it is worth.

Either you reduce the price or find a way to demonstrate the value.

Shehasadiamondinthesky Fri 05-Mar-21 14:03:31

Always overpriced. Years ago my house was priced at 180k Estate agent yes no problem will sell at that.
Finally sold at 130k a year later after I painted the entire house white. That was 50k lower than predicted.

StopSearching Fri 05-Mar-21 14:03:55

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Notusingthisnameagain Fri 05-Mar-21 14:04:35


I don't think it's overpriced, in fact I think it's good value.

In the nicest possible way, it's not what you think that matters, it's what the prospective buyers think. If you've had zero viewings in 2 years then it likely comes down to price for the property and location.

Handsoffstrikesagain Fri 05-Mar-21 14:06:03

The first picture needs to be of the front of the house. So many pictures emphasising the fields at the back are not helpful. Many people would just see that as potential development land as your house looks like a newish build.

StopSearching Fri 05-Mar-21 14:06:19


What have your agents said about why it's not had a single viewing?

We had some viewings with old agents and it was mostly garden too small or 4th bedroom too small or didn't want to live in a cul de sac confused

Mostly, if people look at the property details properly and did a drive by that could rule out suitability.

But with new agents, only a few weeks really but no viewings is so disappointing.

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thewinehasgonetomyhead Fri 05-Mar-21 14:07:44

The garden is quite small which would put me off. And the land behind is just screaming out for development which would also put me off. I can't comment on the price as I don't know the area but I would imagine you may get more interest if you lower the price.

ChameleonClara Fri 05-Mar-21 14:07:46

My personal first thought when I see a house backing onto open fields is 'when will the field be developed'.

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