So - I just pulled up your home. Brutal Truth? You have way too much stuff and lots of really big furniture. I assume the majority of Buyers looking at your home are First Time Home Buyers. Often times they have a hard time imagining what a home will look like with your stuff gone and after they have painted and removed carpet.
The market in your area is selling well - provided the house is worthy. Buyer's jump quick when a good house comes up. I think you could have a good house, it just needs some purging and sprucing.
I realize how much stuff we accumulate over the years and it's all important to us. But the reality is, when there is too many things in a house, Buyers can't see the house. Since you will eventually have to move all your things is it a possibility for you to move some now? Possibly a storage unit if you don't have somewhere else for it to go. If you are downsizing and will be getting rid of things now is the time to start. According to your listing you have a dog. A home with carpeting and pets is usually very evident, especially to a Buyer without a pet.
If you were to take the house off the market, remove all the decor and furniture that wasn't vital to your daily life, maybe get a smaller couch, clean carpets or better yet remove them, get a fresh coat of paint on the walls including removing paneling and mirror wall tiles, take new photos and then re-list. I bet it would sell . . . probably full price . . . probably quickly
Talk to your Realtor - find out what you can do to help get the house sold.
Best of Luck!
Good luck to you.
This is a question you should ask your listing agent. Overall in North Portland, average market time is 87 days, as per the latest RMLS Market Action Report. Every home is different. Size, condition, updates, location all will factor in to which home sells and which one lingers on the market. It looks like here are only two other houses in a half mile radius of yours with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, priced under $180,000.
Your listing agent will be able to show you which homes have gone pending or sold, since your home was listed. She will also be able to show you the current active comparables, which are your current competition. All of this information will help you and your agent to determine if a price adjustment or some simple updating might make your home more desireable to buyers.
Sally Mehalovich, Principal Broker