First off, she probably isn't going to be the one to sell your home, it will be sold by another Company and this is called Co-Brokeing... it used to be back in the day that one Broker only sold through their company and agents litterally starved, we opened it up to co-broking.
Just because we list your home does not mean we have buyers for it, what our job and fuduciary duties are is Marketing your home and making sure it is exposed to each and every buyer around the globe that might be searching.
Please don't discount your agent if she is taking an active role in knowing what the market is dictating as far as the condition, style, staging, location, and most of all PRICE.... if you are overpriced, it will sit and you will be making your neighbors look more attractive if their price reflects the market for what you have in your home.
Just because Mary down the street sold her home for X amount of dollars, does NOT mean that is what yours will generate... Mary might have updated baths and kitchen, a finished gameroom or sunroom , one more bath or garage , new appliances et.
Kitchens and Baths SELL homes .... if your home is dated at all, and you do not have the funds to upgrade then you muct reduce your price to accomodate the updates which by the way are not cheap.
As far as her being persistent with buyers...... she is trying to get buyers IN THERE and they obviously aren't biting, you could have a zillion showings, but if you have never had a decent offer or an offer at all.... you must get back to the drawing board....
By her texting and emailing and constant contact sounds to me like you have a winner so work with her.... 90% of Sellers complaints are their agent DOES NOT contact them often....
I am noticing this is very old, but hoping you get the gest if ever selling again and if you were hard on your agent, think of picking up the phone and thanking her.....you just might make her day. ;-)... more
I'm really sorry you are having such difficulty and I know it doesn't help to say that a lot of other people are in the same boat...but they are. In spite of seeming to do everything imaginable to market and sell the property, some properties are just taking longer to sell. Maybe that right buyer for your townhome just hasn't come along yet. If you really don't want to lease, then don't give up....never give up. Just keep working at it and it will sell.
Are you doing Open Houses? Even in gated complexes, these can work if advertised, put signs out with phone number, etc.
Take a look at your decor and see if it's in any way geared to a certain kind of buyer? Is it a definite style rather than more neutral? Even though a property has high-end decor, it's sometimes too dramatic for the average buyer to look past and see themselves there. Do you have a lot of furnishings? If so, try storing some things to make the square footage stand out.
I'm sure these are things that your REALTOR has discussed with you so I'm probably preaching to the choir. Something else I do is produce flyers and take them to the local competitive REALTY companies. The other offices welcome these and will put them in the mailboxes of the their agents. Sometimes just putting the property in front of them gets you a showing. Try a headline on your flyer that's different and stands out from other properties....is there something unique about your townhome that you could showcase?
At this point, your REALTOR just has to be creative and think outside the box for other ways to promote your townhouse! How about a Wine and Cheese Open House?
Again, good luck. You sound like you are doing everything right. It will sell.... more
If you are aware of the Dallas, Plano market then you know that our prices are realist and sell--home prices in this area are good because of location and Plano schools-- if the house shows well -- it sells--if it needs work and updates it stays on the market for awhile-- it depends on how agressive the agent is that lists your home in marketing your property.... more