You didn't mention how long this property was on the market. You need to speak to your Realtor to help you determine your answer. You need to review the comparables for the residence and determine where this residence falls. Is it priced in the higher 1/3 price range, in the middle or is it priced competitively? You need to know the average days on market for luxury real estate - for your particular market.
You also didn't mention your motivation in selling. Do you need to sell it right away or are you willing to let the property stay on the market?
Did you interview multiple Realtors prior to putting this property on the market or did you hire the first one that was referred to you? What does your marketing plan encompass? Is it being marketed well?
There are a lot of unanswered questions. It's difficult to determine - over the internet - whether if it's a simple problem of having an over-priced property. It's also an oversimplification to say, "It comes down to price, pitch and product". You also need to know more about your market and you need to determine your motivation in selling.
As a parting comment, I will state that the market for luxury real estate is smaller, the buyers are fewer, and therefore it may take some patience in selling this residence. However, bonus season on Wall Street is upon us, so more buyers may come back on the market.
I've attached a link which I hope can provide you some information. You can also do a search on the real deal and type "Hampton real estate" or whatever search term you feel is relevant.
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In a declining market, you can expect that your selling price is going to decrease. You are amid one of the major problems.....chasing the market!!!!
This is a common mistake that sellers make that are not in touch with market activity. The effect of being caught in this situation is you never quite reach the bottom of the current market.
If the property was recently appraised(within the last 4 monnths), use the appraisal figure to generate a realistic and current price by coming in under the appraised value. Our recommentation is to consider $10.9 to $11.2.
A family meeting with a excellent real estate professional that can get the message across may be beneficial. We would be happy to make a referral to a top company in your location.
Best of luck,
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
best of Luck
You all need to decide you either want to sell or not, and stick to one plan, because I can guarantee right now if someone did show up with $16m, someone in the family will propably say, "well, maybe we want more than $16m now!"
I have seen this happen before, and it is scary with higher end properties..the scary part is you may never sell it using that defined family thought process.
Set a sell price, and stick to it. Evaluate the risks of holding, and whether each member is willing to take that risk.
One thing to keep in mind and to relay to the others is this. If it has appraised at 11.5M chances are another appraisor will that is appraising for a mtg. lender will get a similiar number for price. I don't know about your area. In our area if it doesn't appraise, and the seller won't adjust his price the buyer can wal away. The buyers spoke when they offered 12-13M. I would consider adjusting price to what the buyers have indicated they are willing to pay. I don't know your market, so I am only advising hypothetically. Good Luck, it is always more difficult when there are multiple parties that have to agree.