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Make sure that your house is free of clutter, house decent curb appeal, and is odor free! If the house is being shown but isn't selling, that often means it doesn't show well. If the house isn't being viewed, that generally means you should consider a price adjustment. Discuss with your real estate professional.
Richard Brody, LSP
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
Let's look at this a different way than the others. Taking the balance on your loan, the closing costs you need to cover and the commission, we can figure out exactly what it needs to sell for to net you the minimum you need. There may be some issues with buyer preference, cosmetic changes to the property but we have to avoid spending more for less in return. Maybe offering some incentives to buyers, which would warrant a higher list price would help. Most buyer's problem today is coming up with the money necessary to close the loan. Your assistance with those costs could make the difference.
Let's get together and look at some numbers to make this happen.
EXIT Realty Network
2656 Rideout Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-477-8188 / 615-494-5693
Keller Williams Nashville.
Secondly, your home may not be getting the exposure it needs to the market. Realtors see most of the homes on the local MLS but your average buyer either sees it somewhere else on the internet, in the sunday paper, or a real estate magazine (more than likely on the internet where upwards of 90% of buyers are doing research at some point in their search). If you're agent isn't actively marketing your home then you may never see it sell.
Unfortunately for you the best chance at selling is the first 30 days on the market when agents and buyers see it the first time and that is why pricing your home to correctly in the first place is so important. I'm brutally honest with my customers, if the next agent that interviews tells you he/she can sell it for $10K more just to get the listing, give it some thought before you let them have it solely on price. The worst thing is finding yourself taking even less 3 months down the road when the market softens in winter and you've been making paments on the house to boot. I'm here to help my clients sell their homes not build up my business by getting signs in yards and hoping they'll sell.
Here's a link you may find interesting.
When did you last look at your competition, and the sold numbers?
You do not mention if you have your home listed with a Realtor.
If you do, try these simple steps:
Ask them to give you a list of the homes, like yours, that have sold since your home was on the market.
In most cases you will see that the problem is not that homes are not selling. The problem is that YOUR home is not selling.
In a buyer's market buyers have lots of options. Look at the link below. There are fewer sales and more inventory. Your Realtlor's job is to advise you on what you need to do to get your home sold. The truth is that you hired them to sell it, not just list it.
I would also ask your Realtor to show you the 10 homes that are in competition with your home.
I would go out and go through the homes, ask your Realtor "what have they got that I do not" and honestly re-evaluate your property and it's real value to buyers.
In most markets homes that sell within the first 30 days sell closest to asking price. The longer they sit, the larger the gap between asking and selling prices.
Being a realtor here in Middle TN I can tell you that 90 days does not sound like a long time in this market and this time of year. Have your realtor print out a Comparative Market Analysis so you can see what the other homes like yours are doing for days on market, price and take a look at some of the pictures of the sold homes. Also, have your agent take you to some of the homes that are your competition. See how your's looks in comparision. In the past was the rule of thumb if you get lots of looks and no offers it is usally condition. No looks, then it is price.
Slow period sale any home is from Sept - April
Your listing agent provide you days on market for homes selling in your area.
Realtors provide feed back reference to your property if YES take those concerns postive make those corrections.
Offer a buyer or buyers agent incentive sale your home
Take it out of MLS for a few weeks, new pictures , refresh the listing
Hope these suggestions assist.