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Situations That Can Slow Down the Home Selling Process

When most people are selling their homes, they want to have the process over with as soon as they possibly can. But there are many situations that can make it more difficult and time consuming to sell a home. When you understand what those situations may be, you can do your best to avoid them when possible and mitigate them when they can’t be avoided.

Procedural Issues

Selling a home is a process, and any issues at any stage of the process can slow down the whole sale. Sometimes those issues will be on your end, and in other cases there may be slowing because of something on the buyer’s end. Sometimes it takes longer than expected for the mortgage company to clear the buyer to close and sometimes there will be a delay in getting the appraisal completed. All of these potential delays can lead to issues for the timeline of your sale.

Your Home Needs Work

If you are selling a home as-is, it can be difficult to quickly close on the property. However, by choosing buyers carefully you can choose people who are not worried about the state of your property. Investors buy homes even if they need extensive repairs. This can be a great option if you don’t want to tackle the repair work yourself.

When the Market Is Slow

Sometimes it is difficult to sell your home quickly because of the current state of the market. When the market is hot, many homes sell very quickly, but in a slower market, it can be hard to finalize the sale of your home. It’s important to pay attention to the market so you know whether or not it is a good time to sell. Even in a very active market, it will sometimes be a slower time for sales. Winter, for example, tends to be a less productive time to sell a home. Your realtor can help you to figure out the best time to put your home on the market so you can avoid a lull in sales.

Selling your home quickly is important to many people for many different reasons. And if you can avoid some of the issues that come up in the process of selling a home, it can help you to make the process quicker. Plan early and talk to a realtor so your sale can happen as quickly as possible.

Check out this article for more tips on how to get through your first time selling a home!