From what you say, it sounds like you have done your part to prepare your home for sale, but that is just a small part of the process.
Bottom line is home sellers need to list with a brokerage that markets their home not simply lists it. To begin marketing your home you want to make sure that it is priced right and in line with the current market. Markets can change rapidly and the appraisal you have may be dated or there may be another issue you are over looking.
More than 90% of buyers are looking online for their new home. If your property is visible on the major real estate websites currently, then there must be something wrong if buyers are not requesting in-person showings.
Because most buyers are seeing your home for the first time online then professional photography is a must. A minimum of 25 photos that are of a professional quality will help entice buyers for an in-person showing. A custom marketing plan is also extremely important and should be included for you. Examples of what a marketing plan might consist of would be strategically placed print ads in publications with the best distribution for your property, social media campaigns on a company and individual agent level, e-blast notifications to exclusive lists that will maximize the exposure of your property, positioning on all major real estate websites and more.
Preparing your property to sell, pricing it right, displaying it in it best light with professional photography and following through with a customized marketing plan are all essential in selling your home in the least amount of time for the most money.
My brokerage is local with global reach. We specialize in marketing which leads to results for our clients. Please contact me if you have any further questions.
Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Keller William City View
Presuming with "no activity" you mean no showings. How many photos have been taken? Are the photos enticing? When it was entered into the MLS was everything marked that applies to your home? If not, it will not show up in searches requiring these items. Are you competing with new home builders? Is it located near an eyesore? Is it the biggest home in the neighborhood? Is it featured in a publication like Homes and Land?
It is really hard to determine why, without seeing the actual listing. Would you please e-mail it to me?
Joyce Klein Realtors
If you need a local broker, contact Roland Gonzales who also responded here. He just sold one of my flip homes in 14 days.
Of course, as an investor, I would be glad to consider a purchase if you don't have success selling through the traditional sales route.
Roland Gonzales, ABR, GRI, CRS, CDPE
How many showings have you had and did you get any feedback?? How long has it been on the market?
Are the pictures in MLS very good? Price? Many different factors.
It sounds like your home is very sellable and you did all the right things to prepare it to show. I would like to take a look at it in MLS. Can you email me the address or MLS #?
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Broker Associate, CRS, GRI, SFR
Keller Williams Legacy Group
San Antonio, TX
A good real estate agent can help figure out what's wrong, (if anything).... the flat-fee MLS agents are a great way to go, if you don't need any hand-holding. But a live agent (especially local) can help you determine what direction you need to go.
Is the house showing poorly or tired, are agents having difficulty accessing the property, is the price too high (even though you're priced below appraisal), are there other similar properties priced lower than yours.... an agent can be more objective than you can.
I would recommend working with a local agent. For all my listings I actually do a detailed marketing plan which will include on average 26 different pieces of marketing.
Feel free to give me a call and I would be happy to discuss your options.
Johnny E Williams
I do not know where off 1604 your home is, but I would check on these major factors.
1.) Did the listing agent provide you some recent sales comps for the area of like properties in your neighborhood? If so is your price point in line or close to those solds? Is the neighborhood saturated with homes currently for sale?
2.) If your home is fairly new, are you still competing with the builder in the neighborhood? I have sold homes in other cities and had no problem.
The problem I see with with most flat fee companies is they list the properties in MLS and thats it. We are a service industry and sometimes you get what you pay for.
If you are going to continue to list with a flat fee company what did the company promise to do for you?
Do you have any property flyers on your sign?
Is there a realtor tour that you can get your home included in to get local agent familiar with your home and provide you feedback?
I wish you the best, take care and good luck!
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Tax appraisals are often bogus....they could be way above or below market value.
Get an agent who knows your neighborhood to help you price and market. Could be a lot of different things including how appointments are made, how it looks in MLS, marketing, pictures, how agents get inside to view, what agent's experience is with your flat fee realtor, etc.
I've seen it before where the wrong realtor can cost you thousands. One of my clients thought they would save $2500 and it cost them about $25,000 after the home was on the market a year.