You didn't say if you were using a Realtor. My first bit of advice would be to get one if you're not. Next you need to look at how the buyers view your home and where they are coming form. We are finding that our buyers want the most square footage and upgrades for the least amount of money. Most important is price and next is condition of the home. How are they priced compared to other homes nearby?
We are getting many buyers right now from overseas in Canada. One of our best avenues is to market to these penitential customers. Since the dollar is weak right now against other currencies we a selling many of our properties to Canadians, Germans, English, etc. Many of them can purchase homes/condos for nearly half off the already low prices. It's a great position for them to be in.
The Internet is where most people find us. So you really need to have a strong Internet presence as well. And when they get to your website, blog, etc do you have information that catches their eye. There are many companies that offer free or low cost websites. How is your website set up?
How do the pictures look in the listing? What does the description say? Often times this is the first look that a potential customer will get. Are the pictures bright and colorful? Do they showcase the best features? Read the description of the home-does it sound appealing? Look at a few other homes on the Internet in the same area. Which one would you buy if you were a buyer? Why did you pick that one? Was it price? Was it the great pictures? Maybe you can come up with some ideas and take them to your Realtor.
Good luck with the home hopefully it sells quickly!
Shannon Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
There is only one basic reason why a home does not sell. Regardless of the condition of the home. location, or type of real estate market at the time....This reason is PRICE!!!! The bottom line is if you keep dropping the price, someone will sooner or later view it as an opportunity.
Unfortunately, in a market such as the one we are in this process will find many, many people up side down...selling for less than they owe.
The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates
Venice, Fl 34285
I read here that "the only reason a house does not sell when marketed properly is the price". That's simply not true. Outside of the fact that no realtor has yet defined Properly Marketed to me (my agent merely defines it as simply throwing a listing on the MLS service), there is the problem of there being more inventory of houses than buyers. That's the real reason that a house doesn't sell.
I've also read here that "If your list price is too low, you will have several agents with clients bidding against each other". There's two things wrong with that reasoning.
1. If priced too low, people will shy away thinking that there is something majorly wrong with the house. And the seller better plan on giving their shirt in the deal since you can bet the bottom feeders will scrounge for the steal of a deal.
And 2. with so few buyers able to qualify for loans today, there might not be two or more buyers lined up for the house.
These are merely my thoughts. I'm not a real estate agent. I'm not a property management person. Just a homeowner.