1. Is the home located in MLS?
2. Does you realtor advertise in other places and in other cities. What I find in my area is that 20% or so of the buyers will buy homes from different cities.
3. On line advertising. Can you type your home into Google and find it on Tulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com. if not, your realtor is not doing their job well enough.
Fire them and find someone to work with you.
And, oh yes, about the price of your home. make sure your home is priced correctly. If your realtor is using averages to set the asking price, find someone that knows how to pull and analyze comparable sales.
I would consider asking the agent for more evidence of market activity in your area and in your price range and see how things look.
Wooff Realtors (Southern Illinois)
Realtor & Marketing Specialist
The best of luck.
Are you wondering why your agent (the listing agent) has not personally shown it to anyone?
Or are you wondering why "no agents" have not shown your home?
If it is in a great location and has a lot going for it...it should have had a showing by now.
UNLESS...your price is totally wrong.
Buyers have no desire to see what they consider an over priced listing.
Buyers have many choices out there today. If there are similar homes on the market with more realistic pricing...they will make offers on those.
Buyers are not interested in dealing with sellers that they "assume" have an over inflated value of their home.
Proper pricing is key.
If you have had no activity in 30 days and you have a great home (condition) with a great location...
you need to address the price ASAP.
I am sure your agent would be willing to relaunch a marketing campaign for your home...
just don't wait any longer to address what your issues are and get a "move on" !
Call your agent today and put your heads together to get the job done!
So, Check and make sure the listing is entered correctly... check to make sure that the agency that controls showings is up and running and then talk to your agent and ask his or her opinion...
But something does not seem right as you should be getting some hits!
In California where I am, it is legal and normal for listing agents to also represent the buyer. I do not know the law in NY but if you have any doubt you can call the NY Department of Real Estate and inquire about it. Best of luck with the sale of your home.
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I've been a full time Realtor for over 10 years and I'm not a spring chicken and it is NOT the norm for the listing agent to also represent the buyer--unless there are minimal sales in the area and not a lot of realtors actively working with buyers looking for a house like yours. Of course my experience is from an active market area so perhaps in other areas of the country, ie Lake Shasta, California, there may be fewer buyers and realtors and you may see a higher frequency of a listing agent representing both the seller and the buyer.
How is your property being "pre sold" on Realtor.com? Many buyers nowadays actually INSTRUCT their Realtors which properties to show them so if you have minimal or less desirable photos (i've actually seen realtors post photos of toilets!) and no virtual tour, then you may have less interest in your property.
To verify your price is correct, you may also want to spring for a full appraisal from NY licensed appraiser.. Most buyers get a mortgage and the price will be vetted by an appraiser so you might as well know up front so you don't waste time sitting onthe market overpriced or leave money on the table!
Good luck with your sale!
All the best,
If you are overpriced or you have "issues" with the condition, cleanliness, clutter or smell then you will be competing with distressed bank owned listings. So make sure your house is in Model condition so you can get the highest possible price for your house. Also you need to make your property easy for Realtors to show so make sure you have an electronic lockbox. And do not make the mistake of being present for any showings. It is VERY uncomfortable for a buyer to look at house, including the closets when ther is an anxious owner present. The Buyer's agent will know how to present your house in the best light if you are offering a sufficient compensation.
Good luck with your sale! It's gruelling for Seller's in this market!
All the best,
You should have had a Broker's Open House: I usually do these in the late afternoon or evening, e-mail or send out invitation to a lot of Brokers and Agents, serve hor'derves or maybe even a light buffet, sometimes wine & beer, and maybe a door price drawing their business card.
You should have had two Open Houses, with at least 10-12 signs directing people, (this can vary if you have 2-3 busy streets nearby that you want to draw drivers from). I like to have my wife (or I) bake fresh cookies to send that smell through the house. Water, Iced Tea or Juice. Fresh flowers, baloons on the signs, etc.
Ads in local Real Estate magazines.
Flyers on the sign post in the front yard.
You get the idea.
In a SELLERS MARKET, you can just list it and wait for the stampede; but not now.
Good luck and may God bless
Location and "a lot going for it" may not be the features buyers are seeking in their future home.
Since the first thing a buyer considers is a home's price, we recommend begin by evaluating the homes price before becoming critical of your agent.
The fact that buyers are seeking and finding success in identifying homes that represent significant savings is something that cannot be dismissed.
Has your agent provided you any feedback?
Ask your agent to let you know the average days on the market....this will give you an indication of approximately how long you will have to wait to close on your property.
If the feedback is good and your home is listed above the average days on the market, you may have to adjust the price to draw attention.