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Since you are represented, albeit with a Houston Realtor, we are limited on what we can say.
Local knowledge counts. Show instructions are "appointment with agent" which is a horrible way to get showings. We typically don't show only one house so we set appointments in geographical order. If your agent doesn't confirm showing when I call I would skip the house. I don't have time to wait and have others to schedule. Does your agent answer the phone when someone calls? Have you tested?
If your not alredy listed with a Realtor, I'd be happy to research the market in your area and give you an opinion of where you should be priced. On a side note my company offers full service listings for only 4.5% as compared to higher fees charged by most and we pay our buyers to purchase with Buyer Cash Back Rebates up to $2000 so you can save when you sell and earn when you purchase.
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best of the crop so to speak.
In your area subdivision and surrounds I can tell that there are many similar homes on the market...
May be what you need to do, and I do this with my seller clients all the time, look at a few of the
competing homes, not just the ones in YOUR same size, i.e. same no of bedrooms etc. look at
a few smaller and a few larger homes, just to see how they show and how they compare to yours
It is a very attractive home as the front view shows and you should be able to sell it and get some
Discuss also with your Realtor, if you could do something to make the home look more attractive on the photos, landscaping or other little changes, like paint one wall in an en vogue color, like
a dark red in the dining room (one wall !!!) or bright color in the kitchen.... Also moving around
some furniture, or even removing some could make a big difference on photos, that's where
the buyers will look first, and then decide which home to look at.......
Also the more interesting details your agent puts into the description of the home, the more
interest in seeing it it will get.... sit down with your agent and brain storm together, I am sure together you will come up with something.
Good luck to you...
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Depending on your situation, you might want to see if you can structure a few incentives of your own to get traffic-talk this over with your Agent. Finally, be patient, this may take a little longer than you had planned on.
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"A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all."
Plus, there's tons of competition all around you--very similar houses, some priced lower than yours. On top of that, it appears that the builders are still there, still building. And a home builder is going to have a lot of advantages over you when it comes to selling.
However, don't get your hopes up about feedback from showings. Sometimes you get feedback, but often you don't. And when you do, it's often along the lines of "A very nice house. Just not quite what we were looking for."
The online photos are OK, but not great. It does look, though, as though there's a lot of older, bulkier, clunkier furniture in some of the main rooms. That clashes with the style of the house and with the style of the furniture elsewhere in the house.
Your Agent Matters,
I looked at your listing and your house shows really well and is well represented in the online photos. Looking at the comparable properties in your subdivision it looks like you are probably priced too high especially when competing with new builds. Also, you are showing 3 bedrooms when your information shows you have a room that could be a 4th bedroom. I would change it to show 4 bedrooms and that the 4th bedroom could be a study, game room or bedroom. There is a new property that is a little larger than your house that is priced lower per sq ft. You need to make another price reduction with the comps in mind and do another open house. Homes are selling here but price is really important and so are number of bedrooms.
Wish you luck and know that you have already made a big effort getting your house in such good show condition.
You appear to have a very nice home. It appears to have had some real care over the years.
Generally, price is a big factor in activity on a home. However, first, do some minor checks. First, have your agent check to make sure that the phone number provided to contact you for showings is correct. I can't tell you how many times I've attempted to call an owner to show their home and the number was incorrect. Then, when attempted to call the agent regarding the matter, the agent didn't answer their phone. After informing the Buyer, they said, nevermind, let's move on.
Going back to the price of the home, although there are other homes priced the same, what were the prices of homes sold in the past few months? If all active homes are priced above market, your home may not be the only home that isn't getting any showings.
Is your agent an aggressive marketer? Today, an entry into the MLS and a sign in the yard simply won't cut it.
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We would need more information, all we can do is speculate. What does your listing agent say? What is the average DOM there (Days On Market)? In my experience, a well priced listing will get the most action (traffic) the first 30 days. If you have not received any traffic the 77 days this has been on Trulia & on what I assume your local MLS, that is not good. What did the CMA (Compartive Market Analysis) say about your property, the list price for the subdivison and area you are in? If you dont know, you need to be talking with your agent as they are in charge of your house selling. If they dont know, time to get a new agent who may know the area better & etc. Some sellers will pick an agent that has sold in the subdivision before or maybe even lives there.
As a seller you have a choice, and as easy as it is to sit back from afar and say "price", that is probably the answer. Talk with your agent to get more information.
Best of luck.
Have your Agent do a new CMA.
If you are in a good urban area, you should be able to find a lot of good comps; use a lot, and narrow it down to LIKE houses.
How is the Curb Appeal?
How is the neighborhood?
How has the weather been?
Has anything been happening to distract the would-be buyers?
Have you eliminated the CLUTTER?
Have you removed the PERSONAL items like family pictures?
Does the house SMELL? Ask a stranger; you may not sense your familiar smells.
Consider the PRICE again; you should be UNDER the Comp's to attract multiple offers!
Good luck and may God bless