I live in Sammamish and do most of my business here too. With the school year coming to an end, parties, distractions and folks heading out of town, I think activity is a little slower right now. Don't panic.
The best marketing strategy I or anyone can recommend is to be the best looking home in your price range, be priced in the right range, clear out for all showings and take all offers seriously.
Continue to fine tune the home as you can, manicure the details until the place shines.
If you have a competent agent, listen to their advice. As conditions change, strategies change and you need to be prepared to adjust to what the market gives you. Best of luck with the sale of your home.
Once a home is on the market, the activity dictates whether or not you are priced right for your particular property in your particular location in today's market. Your agent can recommend your strategy based on the total number of showings and the level of interest.
Yes, there are buyers out there, and in most eastside areas, including 98075. Here are some statistics you may find helpful.
Issaquah sales in 2010: Total closed Year to Date is 253 and average price was $577,508.
Issaquah sales in 2009: Total closed was 430 and average price was $517,633.
Since you are adjacent to Sammamish, here are some statistics for Sammamish:
Sammamish sales in 2010: Total closed Year To Date is 291 and average price was $612,495
Sammamish sales in 2009: Total closed was 445 and average price was $604,474.
Remember, we are only 58% of the way through 2010.
As a seller in todays market, you have to think like a buyer. How would you see your house and is it the best value for what you are asking? Look at competition and looking a comparable sales alone is not enough. Buyers will not pick your house and only look at everything w/in one mile to determine it's value. Look at what your home is competing from neighboring cities like Redmond, Issaquah and Bellevue in your price point. If you can find a home for the same price or lower that is a better value for a buyer, then you may want reconsider your positioning. Good Luck!!
Also, as Mack stated below. The news of late has not been good. I will attach a link to the most current real estate news below.
I advise patience.
How long has it been on the market? You should look at the average time on the market of the houses with the same or comparable features is in your area. If you are above the average time, you should ask you agent with your open mind if your house is over price. You may think that you priced it right, I never seen or heard from any seller said that they home is over priced. Be open mind and willing to adjust the price.