Look at your house with a critical eye, look for the details.
Ask friends and family for their honest opinions.
If you have an agent, ask him/her what they are doing as far as Internet marketing.
An additional bonus or incentive to the agent who brings an acceptable offer can sometimes make a listing stand out, at least make it remember able, and sometimes might give it the little extra it needs to get it shown.
Ask your agent if they can do an email campaign to other REALTORS in the area. This works best with an added bonus or incentive. Good Luck!
1. Price . If it is slightly lower than the competition you will get more showings than the competition
2. Marketing .A good agent can market on several internet sites, take great pictures etc, The agent can inform other agents by emailing or brochures, brokers open house etc. You can also look up sites if you are a fsbo.
3The house should show well. It may be worth it to have it staged. You may want to go and see some model homes to see how they create a desire to buy . Get rid of clutter . Have it professionally cleaned .
If your house is not listed call me for a free market analysis and for tips on selling your house.
If your home is listed with a realtor, they should have priced your home correctly for sale, or at least proposed to you the ideal sales price. Consult with them on what the appropriate price for your home is, or what things they reccomend you do to increase the desirability of your home. Ask them to show you other homes in the area that your home is competing with so you know how to position your home for a quick sale.
If you are selling your home on your own...Use a service to list your property on the MLS, price it aggressively and offer at least a 3% commission to the selling agent, maybe even a cash bonus. Fax a sales sheet with your homes pictures and pricing to all the realtor companies you can find in your area. Or print it out and hand deliver it. And use all the good suggestions posed before me.
If you are selling your home on your own, you have to offer a commission for a sellers agent. Otherwise they have no reason to bring a buyer. If you are listed with a realtor, follow their advice, take a proactive approach to getting your home sold. If you are already doing that, maybe you need a more motivated agent to represent you.
I see that your zip code is in Morrisville, Pennsylvania. On Oahu we have one day a week that we do brokers open - this is where the agents go around and view the homes on the market. I know that selling your home has to do with getting as many eye balls on your property as possible. You may want to ask your realtor about working with an escrow company in your area. Have the escrow company do an e-blast to the agents in the area inviting them for a special brokers open. The escrow company may provide flyers for their business and food for the brokers. The other feedback you received was great advise.
You must combine the marketing efforts with right pricing. Falter on either, and it will compromise your results.
Getting Realtor attention, once it is right priced, is a matter of broker opens, good text descriptions, and good visual support in photos and virtual tours.