I am clearly not from your area, but one thing is true no natter where you are..... a home is listed, and at that point, the market will "talk to you"........
only 6 showings in over a month??
Unless your market is dead in the water, with nothing selling, to me, that means you missed the "right" list price and that is holding back the buyers (and their agents). They feel no sense of urgency......they may be questioning the value at the list price if they think it is overpriced...... or, they are questioning YOUR motivations in selling.
No one (agent or buyer) wants to be the reality check for the seller on a relatively new listing.
As far as more specific feedback, some agents don't want to be bothered, or feel that the feedback is between them and their buyers.
You have to deal with what you have.
And, to answer your question - the way one can show "motivation to sell" is with a great price!
This is just a generic opinion from someone far away!
Maybe a local agent will offer you more specific advice.
ps what is your agent advising you to do???... more
It really depends on you and your situation and the kind of home you're looking to rent. Alot of factors. Property values are expected to rise still. We're not at the lowest point, like we were a couple years ago, so it's not as good as if you had bought in 2011. However, I'm buying rentals still and I believe it is a great time. Here's my strategy in a nutshell. Buy one that is livable, but not real nice. Rent it for what you can get. You'll be able to purchase it at a good price since it's not totally updated and rent is not significantly lower.. The reason I don't fix up the house or buy a remodeled house to rent is that the amount of extra rent you'd bring in will not make up the difference in value that you'll lose because no matter how good the renter, they NEVER take care of it as good as you would. You'll still have to replace things. So buy something that needs some updating or work. Rent it as is for what you can get. Then when you're ready to move in, do all the fixing up and make it perfect for your taste.... more
Probably not.....unless the owner has protected you as a potential buyer via their sales initiative.
I'm curious to know why you are bent on going "solo" on this often challenging experience. The fact of the matter is the seller pays the fee for professional services(commission), thus this expense should not be a concern for the buyer.