Why Isn’t My Home Selling In Houston?

woman who is having trouble selling her house in Houston.

Have you listed a house and it still hasn’t sold? You may be asking yourself “do all houses eventually sell?” Aside from all of the issues with COVID-19, the reason your house hasn’t sold is likely due to just one of just 6 things we will discuss in this article. Read on to find out why your house isn’t selling in Houston.

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The House Is Incorrectly Priced

In some cases, agents can lure you in by recommending a high listing price, only to leave you stuck with the house, and back at square one, months down the road. A good way to know if your house is priced too high is to look at how many showing you are getting. If you aren’t getting a lot of traffic for showings, there is a good chance that you have priced the house too high and everyone else sees it. Often times you will find yourself having to lower the price just to get more people in the door. When people see you cutting the price, they may assume something is wrong with the house, forcing you to take the house off the market while you revaluate your strategy. If you decide to list your house with a Houston real estate agent, do your homework to ensure that what you are asking coincides with what other houses are going for in the area.

The Market Is Flooded

Another reason Are there a lot of houses similar to yours on the market? When there are lots of similar homes sitting on the market, it can be difficult to get attention. You may have to pay for additional marketing in order to have your property featured and shown in its best light. In some cases, you may want to make an improvement or add a new feature to the house to make it stand out. If you are not willing to invest the cash to improve your property, you may be waiting around for a buyer for longer than you’d like.

The House Needs Work

A common question is what makes a house harder to sell. One that needs work. You see, not everyone is in the market for a fixer-upper. A house that needs work isn’t going to get the same levels of attention as a turn-key property will. If you want to sell a property that needs repairs or upgrades, a direct sale will likely be the better way for you to sell. You’ll be able to avoid the repair costs and you will be able to get your property in front of more people who will have an interest in it.

You Have Tenants

Trying to sell a Houston house when you have tenants can feel nearly impossible. Owners can experience a lot of frustration selling houses or trying to sell houses with tenants. Unless your tenants had planned on moving anyhow, they may not be too thrilled with the prospect of having to pick up and move. As such, requesting the house be kept clean and that property viewings be accommodated, may prove difficult to do.

Bad Neighbors

If you have a has that has not sold after 6 months, and everything about the house is great, make sure you look around the neighborhood. Bad neighbors can be a huge hindrance when listing your house with a Houston real estate agent. If someone wants to come to see your property, but they’re greeted by a messy yard next door, loud music, or rude people, they are much less likely to consider your house as an option. I have seen first hand how neighbors and neighborhoods can make it difficult to sell a house. Take a look at the properties around yours. If you were looking for a new home, what would your impression of the area be?

Stagnant Listing

When a house sits on the MLS for a while, it begins to lose its appeal. As it moves lower and lower down the list of homes for sale, fewer people are going to see it. Even people who have noticed it for a while will begin to lose interest after seeing it sitting there for so long. If your house has been sitting on the MLS for a long time, and your Houston property listing is about to expire, you may want to consider working with a professional home buyer such as Brilliant Day Homes who will be able to provide you with a fair selling solution right away.

There are many reasons why your house in Houston isn’t selling. The fact is, not every house is cut out for the MLS. Listing a house in Houston comes with no guarantees, so once your property is up on the MLS, it may be there for a while. You may even have to lower the price in order to attract more buyers. Some properties don’t photograph well, while others blend into the pack. No matter what is stopping your house from selling, we can offer a solution. With a direct sale to Brilliant Day Homes, you can receive a fair price and a fast closing. You won’t have to worry about any more repairs or deal with property showings. With us, the process is fast, fair, and straightforward!

Have a house on the market? Selling in Houston can be easier than you think! Contact us today to learn more! (713) 903-2582


Kevin is the co-owner of Brilliant Day Homes, and primary author of the Brilliant Day Blog. He grew up around real estate investing and spent summers working on rental properties for his dad, who runs a home renovation company with Kevin's brother. He enjoys spending time with his wife Savannah, and children Isaac and Amelia. He also has a passion for volunteering and usually spends several hours each week doing so.