As of only a few months ago, days on market showed up on our listing sheets, now it is just listing market time. But, the days on market still shows up in the listing and property history section, so any Realtor should know with a few clicks of the mouse how long the home has actually been on.
Ultimately, if a Realtor has a client set up to receive new listings, they have probably already received your listing in the bunch. If you haven't gotten any Realtor showings, then your home isn't fitting the criteria of those buyers. So, if you have it relisted as new, giving it a new listing market time you are still fishing in the same pond and I too would suggest you need to change something, most likely the price, in order to appeal to a new set of buyers.
Hope this helps!
It doesn't really matter. The primary determinant with respect to your time on the market is price. And even with this said please bear in mind that value priced homes are staying on the market longer for four significant reasons -
1) increased inventory and longer time frame to absorb this inventory,
2) more nervous buyers who are not transacting,
3) hyper constricted lending guidelines taking prospective buyers out of the buying pool, and
4) buyers who intend to low ball even fairly priced properties.
Back to your original question - while making your listing appear "new" may lead to a spike of activity I urge you to consider that this spike is illusory. At the end of the day what will enable your listing to gain traction is pricing combined with effective, consistent, and technologically savvy marketing.
Best of luck with your listing.
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