5 Ways You May Be Scaring Away Fairbanks AK Home Buyers

Selling your Fairbanks AK home is a big step and you might be eager to see that For Sale sign go up in the front yard. But once you've done so, you may find that the offers aren't rolling in as quickly as you had hoped. In fact, home buyers don't seem to be flocking to your property the way you think they should. Is it the market? Are buyers just not looking for homes in your area?

The answer may not lie with the buyer, but actually, with you as the seller. There are several ways you could be scaring away Alaska buyers without even knowing it and we've listed a few of them for you below!

High asking price
While you have memories in your home and undoubtedly have formed emotional ties to the property, that doesn't always mean it warrants a higher asking price. You must base your listing price on the current real estate market, comparable properties and buyer demand. Your real estate agent will be able to help you pinpoint the right number to catch buyer eyes!

Poor listing photos
Today's home buyers in Alaska tend to begin their home search online, so your listing photos should hook them from the start! If your listing photos are poorly-lit or do not showcase the best features of your home, you could be turning buyers away before they even get to your front door.

Buyers want to be able to envision themselves in the home and it can be hard to do so when every room is filled with clutter. To avoid scaring buyers away in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, and North Pole, take the time to clear the clutter and help your home to feel larger, brighter, and more open!

No upgrades
If you live in an older home and have yet to update anything, buyers could cross your property off of their list simply due to the work they would need to put into it. Homebuyers today love turn-key homes as that often means less expenses upon their move-in date. Whether you take big steps like changing out appliances and renovating bathrooms or smaller steps like painting and swapping out light fixtures, updating could make a world of difference.

Lack of storage
Many buyers are searching for homes in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, and North Pole because they do not currently have enough storage space. If your home is lacking in this department, you can make better use of the space you do have by clearing clutter out of closets, pantries and cabinets to help them appear larger. 

Do not hesitate to contact Madden Real Estate with any questions you have about selling your home or how to maximize your potential of home sale success. We are here to help!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
(907) 452-3000

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