If you could buy the rights to sell all of the worlds toothpicks at $1.00 a piece ...would you? You would have the monopoly on toothpicks for goodness sake, why not? You wouldn't because no one would ever buy a toothpick at $1.00 a piece. There are too many alternatives available. All of the marketing and enthusiasm in the world would not help .
Take a hard look within before you consider a change of agency which, in many cases will do nothing but harm your listing and chances of selling. Good luck to you in any case. It is a difficult market and if you have a great agent....stick with them and find other ways to spark some interest.
How did you obtain this agent in the first place? Through a referral or recommendation from a friend or family member?
Look at who is selling homes in your neighborhood and interview them.Ask them what they would do differently to get your house sold. Look online at various agencies web sites and see who has strong presence.
Suggestions- Ask them to be completely honest with you about the reasons your house has not sold before you start interviewing other agents Tell them you truly want an honest evaluation as to why it hasn't sold and go from there. Average market time for properties typically mean a house will be on the market for about 6 months, if you are expecting results quicker than this, it may be a wee bit unrealistic, unless you are fortunate enough to be in a market with quicker absorption. As far as finding a good experience agent, ask your friends, neighbors or other respected professionals in your community who they may recommend, surf local real estate sites and research them yourself...but beware of sites that claim to have an "approved list of professionals" Their screening process and selection method is usually dependent on whether or not that agent has sent them a check.
I've been a realtor for going on 23 years. This career is nothing you can learn in a classroom but by the different experiences that you encounter on a day to day basis. I too worked for a small brokerage in the early 90's but, I soon found that with the advancements of technology and the consumer becoming more and more educated, in order to do the best possible job for my clients and customers, a larger brokerage what necessary. A good realtor will be able to provide you with past clients names and numbers for you to contact, you will also want them to show you what their company will do to market their home. The internet is key so if your agent has their own web site this is very important too. I would be happy to meet with you at your convenience to explain to you what RealtyUSA has to offer and you can also Google me and visit my web site or visit me on Facebook. I hope this gives you some insight and I wish you the very best of luck!!! Deb Lawrence, RealtyUSA
Here is some info to help you...
Prudential is a very strong and resourceful agency with great people who are ready and willing to help, including myself.
Let me know if you think Prudential could help you.
I have seen perfect homes sit on market years, vs. "ugly home can have a bidding war" go figure.
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You may or may not be aware:
1. How many homes, like yours, have sold since your home hit the market?
2. Buyers are looking for value. Most sellers believe that their home is special , and worth more. If there ARE homes that have sold, then YOU have some work to do.
3. How many showings have you had. ? Any feedback from the showings? Have you made any changes inthe price, marketing, value that a buyer might say 'Hey, this is a good deal"?
The odds are you have not. Sellers never want to see their equity evaporate. The size of agency in most cases is less important than the Realtor you select. Length of time in the business is also not a good indicator of ability. I know many agents that have many years in the saddle, but apparently have not learned in the process.
The truth is (in most cases), that the price is too high (meaning the buyers buy other homes because they perceive them to have more value). In most cases, the SELLER is the reason the home does not sell. (just being honest here). It takes a STRONG Realtor to educate and persuade a seller to do take the needed steps to get the home sold.
BTW, stats prove that homes that sell during the first 30 days usually net the seller the most. Holding out for "YOUR PRICE" is not normally profitable (nor fun!)