What will happen if you don't sell your house?
I am new to this website and wondering your status. If you are able to provide an update, that would be great. There is another route to consider, but I'll wait to hear of your current situation before writing again.
I would list immediately, what if your buyers' financing falls through? Then what?? Just inform your agent that you are working with a buyer, and that if they do end up coming through with their financing, that you will sell it to them. (commission free) Your agent should be fine with this, if not, would find a different agent.
Find out the solds in your area like your house in the past 3 months.
Price your house at 20% below this average price if you can, or at 15% below the average and offer to pay $2000 towards closing costs.
Work on a daily basis with the Realtor to promote the property.
Go to a couple local mortgage companies, (hopefully through the real estate agent) to start running numbers and a flyer to present to prospective customers.
Do the same with closing attorneys.
Your agent ought to personally know some of these professionals...only get such an agent...no time for small talk and promises...stick to a specific daily / weekly plan of action.
Put ads everywhere...and flyers in coffee shops, etc...don't wait for the Realtor to do all the work...2 people together produce 2.5 times the productivity of any activity..especially in the marketing world.
I always recommend Keller Williams agents :-) but there are many good Realtors in Shreveport who will help you get on your way. Ask your friends who they know, and talk to 2 or 3 agents to see if you get along.
Coldwell Banker, J Wesley Dowling