You’re wringing your hands, wondering why you didn’t put your house on the market a year or two ago, when wildly low interest rates and newly remote workers caused bidding wars for sight-unseen homes, with houses going into contract in no time. Now, you list and…crickets. It can be frustrating, but it doesn’t mean your home won’t sell (in fact, pending sales are on the rise—a sign things are looking up—according to the National Association of Realtors), and there are some things you can do to shift things in your favor.
Real estate sales platform Opendoor surveyed 929 homeowners across the country—and studied listings from all over the U.S.—to uncover the top five turn-offs that dissuade someone from placing an offer. And, fortunately, some are relatively easy fixes.