I have had issues with Trulia getting my listings up and running and any changes made when needed (even now some of my expired and sold listings still show as active). There some areas which your agent has no control over, such as FREE websites, this being Zillow, Movoto, Trulia. Honestly the biggest factor in getting your home sold is as follows
1) It needs to be priced below market
2) Needs to be on the MLS and sydicated to Realtor.com
3) Your home must be in showing condition
4) You need to make it easy to show
5) Your agent needs to be responsive
If all that is being done you should have an offer. If not have a conversation with your agent and see where your agent has control or you have control over the top 5 above.
I dont think that the reason your house has not sold is because it is not on Truila. You should get with your realtor and go over your marketing and pricing strategy to see if there is some opportunity for improvement.
If you've had your home listed since October, though, I don't think your issue is exposure to Trulia. I would recheck your comparative market analysis (CMA) and make sure you are pricing it correctly for the market, and I would also make sure that any internet postings have not expired. 3 months on the market you may be priced too high as there are definitely buyers out there....
As for the best time to have your property on the market. It used to be that late fall and winter were typically slow months for real estate, but these days, I would say that the serious buyers are looking all year. Sellers may not want to disrupt their lifes during the holiday season in December, but many sellers don't really have the luxury of choosing when they want to put their house on the market because their financial situation dictates when to sell. We also see a surge in buyers when there are special incentives such as tax credits or first time buyer programs and buyer closing cost assistance help. Is the house you are selling priced right? All the marketing in the world won't does not do a lot of good if the house is not competitively priced. Have you had any showing feedback from agents who did show the house?
Good luck to you.
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The bad weather was keeping buyers away post holiday, but it seems activity is picking up again. Good luck.
As an aside this is a good question for sellers to ask at the listing appointment - what websites do you post listings on?
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Realtor needs to list your home on Trulia discuss that with your listing agent
Listing agent should provide you stat's on home sales
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By the way, does it help by putting the listing up Google real-estate ? where you check the google map and it has a feature to turn on the house for sale in the map. I tried to do it in Google but not much luck.
Hope it can attract more buyers come over.
As for your 2nd question, we used to be able to say that there tended to be more buyers spring and summer. The past few years, it seems we have seen buyer interest throughout the year. It does still seem like we get an uptick in listings in the spring and summer.
I can tell you that the average days on market for your zip code for December was 117 days. November was 119, both months higher than July, August, September and October, which were all under 81days on market. For reference, same time last year, December 2009 was 51 days, and January 2010 was 83 days on market.
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