Withdrawing the listing will give you time to have it staged and all new photos. Then have a new listing completed with great photos. Photos of professionally staged homes look better on the MLS and will bring buyers to your doorstep
Statistics show your house will sell faster and for more money.
You cannot sell it if it is not on the market. You have to remember there are many agents viewing your property and if they don't have a buyer themselves, they may speak to another agent that does and recall your home. It is very busy in the market I work and if your home is not getting offers you have to have a serious conversation with your agent as to why. If your home needs repairs, do them, if the landscape need work, do it. First impressions are important. I showed a property the other day and because the exterior was bad the buyer did not want to see the inside. Some buyers are like that especially if they are lookng for a home that is private owned and not a foreclosure that needs work. Your house needs to have some wow factor.
You won't fool anyone into thinking it's new on the market, sites like Zillow and Trulia as well as other track it carefully and the information is public. Local Realtors will also know it's not new to the market.
If your house isn't selling there is only one reason "the price" You may not like the price it would sell for, but Sellers will never set pricing, Realtors have even less to do with pricing, the only person who ever sets a property's market price is a ready willing and able Buyer. This is true in every location in every market, there are no exceptions.
If your home hasn't sold it's time to lower the price, if you can't afford to or don't want to, then do yourself and the market a favor and simply take it off for now.
I wish you nothing but good luck.
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GREEN Designated Agent
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
If it is going to be a mirror image, at the same price, with nothing changed ... it is a waste of time. However, if you are going to invest some money into the home (I use a professional stager) and/or adjust the price (critical component, as if everything else is right and this is wrong, you're running uphill), then have new crisp photos (I use a professional photographer), it certainly may.
Good luck! Keep us posted. Let me know if we can help.
Many agents set up their buyers to receive automatic notification whenever a new listing becomes available that meets their needs. If this property was overlooked before because of its high price, then it has a new lease on life when it comes up as a "new" listing to new buyers.
Agents may know it's a refreshed listing....and buyers have a way of finding out as well...but it may pique enough interest this time around.
Consider reshooting the front picture and combining this with a reduced price. Buyers who have been searching for a while, and seen everything might overlook your home with the same front view online. A new picture and reduced price will catch some buyers and agents by surprise and possibly get you some new activity.
Ultimately, if you are not the best value for the money buyers will bypass you and purchase the one that is.
Not only will the agents know what your "strategy" is.......the buyers will know it, too.
Besides, what if a buyer comes along while you're waiting to time your return to the market? You might lose out!
Karen Paytas, GRI, CMS
Real Living Kee Realty
Also, it depends on your situation, how quickly do you need your property sold, what are the current inventory numbers (looking at sales versus active), and how long do you resonable think it will take to sell the property?
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
CARTUS Certified Relocation Specialist
Previews Luxury Home Specialist
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors