Someone once said that the most stressful event in your life, other than death, is selling and moving. I totally agree. You feel exposed when potential buyers are walking through your home, you have the added stress of keeping your home "show ready" all the time when you just want to leave your jammies on the floor and the dishes in the sink and Go, you are preparing to move (in your case out of state even), and you still need to find a way to deal with every day life.
I have actually had several listings that did not get showings for 3 weeks, and then the 1st person through bought them...boy do I wish I had a crystal ball to know for sure when properties were going to sell.
That being said, here is the wise and sage advice part. Communication between you and your Realtor is the key to this whole process. Ask questions, and if he is offended, keep asking them. Ask him to pull a market absorption report for your area off the MLS. This will give you a better understanding of whether your local market is neutral, a sellers market, or a buyers market and how long it should take to sell. Ask him for a Market Summary report as well. This will give you an idea of the price range folks are buying in your neighborhood. Ask him for feedback from the showings, what are your potential buyers seeing, what do they like and not like about the home, and if he hasn't gotten feedback, ask him to Get feedback. These things will help you make a decision on whether the price needs to be lowered, or if you need to give it more time.
And remember, you are the boss, and a good boss educates himself by his own research and by advice from those that work for him, but ultimately the decisions are his.
I own a small residential real estate brokerage in Kaysville of which I am the principal broker. I would ask where their listings are advertised, How much experience the agent or broker has. And if they have another job besides real estate that would take away from their availability to work on your listing. I would of course love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss selling your home for you. Thanks, Jeff... more