Sometimes a great listing hits the market and just doesn’t sell. Sometimes the reason is easy to pinpoint, but other times it takes some work to determine what the problem is. Here are some of the biggest reasons your listing may be stagnating on the market. Dirt or Clutter Potential buyers can’t fall in love with a house they can’t see. Make sure your listing isn’t buried under furniture, knick-knacks, and laundry. Also make sure everything from the floor, ceiling, and walls is spick and span. Staging If your listing is clean and clutter free but not selling, you may want to consider staging. Staging has been found to not only decrease the amount of time a listing spends on the market, but also to increase the selling price. Find staging tips here. Price The initial listing price of a home is instrumental in how quickly it sells. Many sellers assume setting the price high and coming down later or being willing to accept a reasonable counter-offer if they don’t get much traction is a safe way to ensure they get the highest price for their home. In reality, starting with a high listing price just ensures that the buyers who are most compatible with the listing either don’t see it or move on because it’s outside what they’re comfortable paying. The buyers who are looking at homes at the price you set will see that there are other houses at the same price with more expensive upgrades. Listing Details If your price is right and your listing is clean and clutter-free, there may be a problem with your listing details. For example, an extra zero can turn your $350,000 listing into a $3,500,000 listing, where it’s probably not going to get much traction. Double check to make sure your information is accurate, the description is interesting and informative, and your photos are appealing and numerous.