When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
Marketing has a lot to do with attracting a buyer at top prices. If your agent can't provide a solid marketing plan to attract the best price for your home then you're better off not placing it on the market with that agent.
Sure, price is a major factor when selling your home. However, you need to have an honest discussion with a top agent to make sure you accomplish your goals when selling your home. An agent should not always just suggest a 'price drop'. There may be other reasons your home is not selling than merely price along. In the long run that could cost you a lot of money.
If you still need help contact me at anytime. I'd be happy to discuss your situation in a very professional manner that has your best interests in mind.... more
Here is what you can conclude after a brand X agent shows your home. Unless they call your agent to request needed information to write an offer, your house did not meet the needs and wants of the buyer, or was not priced well enough for the market. Buyers generally want move-in condition, and it must speak to them so that they must have your house. Or, at least the items lacking are repairable and within the budget of the buyer. Is there a buyer out there who will buy your house even though it needs updating, painting, repairs, has location issues, high taxes, and other things? Sure, there may be one, eventually. But correct everythng and the number of buyers increases, doesn't it? Basically, no response means No Sale this time.... more