Although there may be a few out there that do that, I'd say that the reason your home isn't selling probably is that the price isn't quite right, especially if you are having showings. Have your agent do a CMA for you (if this is a service that they provide). Look at the homes in your area with applicaple comps that have sold recently. That should give you some idea of what your home should be listed at. I'm not sure what the market is like in your area, but if you're in a depreciating market, you'll need to adjust your price monthly for the decline in home values. If your agent doesn't offer that type of service to you, call an appraiser in your area and ask some questions about the market you're in. You might want to ask (or have your agent ask) what each agent thought of the condition and pricing of the home after each showing. Ask more specific questions and you'll probably get more useful information. Hang in there and stay on top of the pricing in the market. Pricing is everything. Good luck.... more
You can put right on the listing sheet that you are looking for an October close date. However, in todays market, that's pretty far out for a closing date. Families looking to move usually want to be in before the school year starts. You could be limiting your audience even more. However, it may take that long to get your house sold depending on if it's priced right for the market.
Also, when the time comes to drop the price, unless you're willing to drop it $20K, don't bother. $5 to $10K drop won't make much of an impact.... more