It's not hard but it takes guts and a very realistic eye on the market. Go for it and be viciously realistic on the value of the property, but it look so sweet to the next buyer that they can't help but come to you.
I think tha tlast sentenced in your post was cut off. You just reduced the price on your home, and with only one showing in 30 days, that is probably late, should have been done earlier. You need 10-12 showings in the first two weeks to get an offer I in most markets, yours may be different).
To the moving question, it sounds from your post that you need to move to Alabama, so that has to have first priority.
However, in the career world there is a saying "don't quit a job until you have your new job". Would it make sense for one of you to continue working until the other finds a job in Alabama? Certainly something to think about.
Also, the method of departure from your current job, is there a possibility that one or both employers might want to negotiate when you leave (until they find a replacement, for example). I don't know your profession or position, but leaving in a way that will allow your employers to provide you with good references is key to obtaining your next job.
Then there is qualifying for financing your next home. It appears that you have made an offer on a home in Alabama contingent on your home in GA selling. As long as everyone is happy with that arrangement, my suggestion is to be aggresive about selling your home in GA. You need showing activity to get offers, so if you do not see 10-12 showings in the next two weeks, another adjustment is in order.
So far as the purchase goes, what will happen when the lender checks with your employers and finds out that you've resigned? I'd make sure I had the financing end in place before I got too far along.
Hope this is helpful.
If you have you mind set about moving to AL to be with the fafmily, then you are right to go ahead and put the house on the market, which seems to me you have already done so. The reason is because it takes a long time to sell now a days and you already have a house under contract pending sale of your home.
That said, you should start looking for job now, both of you, and see what you can find. I assume you researched job market already and feel you can find a job - due to the economy, job market is tough also.
If you somehow sold the house but do not have a job, wil you be able to pay the mortgage on the new home? If so, how long can you sustain that? Several months, a year, ? If not, what is your backup plan?
Those are the things you should consider.
How long can you keep up with the mortgage payments on your current home in GA shold you not be able to get a job in AL right away? You may have your home on the market for a while and you must expect this. If your pictures are excellent and inviting and your home is showing well then great! The PRICE factor is the huge part of the sale these days, more and more people are being very conservative right now and your home must be priced right and be the best of evereything that it can be compared with in your subdivsion or immediate area. The marketing plan has to be top notch as well.
Best of luck to you.
Just my $.02. I can afford to be blunt because I'm not in your area, thus I don't run the risk of listing your home ;)
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