As I evaluated the home it became clear that the problem was not so much the floor plan but lack of a comfortable flow in the house from one area to the next. I quickly hired a well-known professional interior designer. The company used some of and removed items in the house resulting in a cohesive and function-friendly floor plan flow and environment. It only took me a few days to generate new buyer and agent activity resulting in a cash offer and closing within 10 days of the offer. Total listing period to accepted offer was less than 60 days.
I think it would be very tough for some sellers to look at their homes and see anything other than their comfortable homes full of wonderful memories and collectibles. Good luck to you and thank you for sharing your story.
We have a couple of listings where "floor plan" came up in the feedback. There isn't really much you can do about that.
The fact that you have had offers and were under contract twice is a good sign overall. I would say that patience needs to be a part of it.
Good luck to you!
Selling a home can be stressful. Assuming the home is priced correctly and it appears that may be the case because you have had some offers I can recommend the following. If there is an issue with the floorplan you really cannot do much with that but you can make sure the home is staged to show as well as possible.
Make sure you remove any overly large furniture to open up rooms. This will automatically create a better flow. Remove a lot of the personal items and make sure rooms are being used for the purpose they are created for. Make sure there is plenty of light. Roll up the blinds and make sure the windows are spotless. I could go on but this should give you some ideas if you have not done all of this already.
Hope this helps.
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Here are some suggestions that I hope will help. Have your realtor do another market analysis but this time only compare your home to other homes with the master bedroom upstairs. You may find that homes with the master bedroom up have a longer time on market and/or a lower sale price. I just sold my son's home and all of his bedrooms were up.
What were the reasons that the 2 buyers cancelled during the option period? Did you get a copy of their home inspection report. I recommend either using one of their inspection reports or having your own pre-inspection and then fixing everything within reason.
Also, buyers planning to use an FHA loan will not be able to get a "case number" until after the government shut down is over. I think that VA loans are still OK but a buyer using a conventional loan is preferable - at least until the government shutdown is over.
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Have you asked what it is about your floor that doesn't work or doesn't flow?
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