An incentive beyond the standard commission is offer a bonus to broker if house sells in a specific timeframe.
The best showings are those on the web. The open houses will not be nearly as effective as a video of the home on the internet. One can even take pictures of the house, put them on your website as a video, with background music. Have your agent look at toufee.com to get an example
You should ask yourself when you would like to sell. For example, if you are relocating for work and need to move within 30-60 days and you employer is not subsidizing you move, you may price your home more aggressively than if you are looking to stay local and buy a new home. Good luck.
In areas where there are few if any homes priced above 2ml it can be on the market for years. Horse properties or farms take the longest. Early homes also can be difficult to sell.Showings will also be very sparse in that price range.It will take agressive and possibly international exposure to find the right buyer.
On Cape Cod we sell in the multi millions very quickly when the price is of value and priced to market.
I'll be happy to schedule a free no obligation market ananlysis or you can input your own property's criteria on my website to find out for yourself. http://www.JeanSOLDMyHouse.com.
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You need a local agent to answer this question for you. Ian is from New Orleans and Perry from Austin. The information they give is pertinent to their areas. I'm from NJ. Right now, my market is dying for something good to come on the market in the $2M range. I have 3 buyers looking to purchase in that price range, but there is nothing worthy of the price on the market right now. The 1.5-2M is the hottest price range in my area. We recently had a listing come on at 5.4 that had a bidding war and sold in 2 weeks.
Listen to what your Realtor has to tell you. He/She knows the market in your area.
On another note, during this slump, only properties below $800K are felling the pinch in sales here in Austin. At least you don't have to deal with -28%+ in sales activity with your price range.