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Asked by Diana Allen, Andover, MN Wed Feb 16, 2011

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Aaron Dickin…, Agent, Champlin, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
Tim,

This is an agent but you thought it was a seller and you attempted to solicit someone under contract. That is not acceptable per the REALTOR Code of Ethics.
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Diana Allen, Agent, Andover, MN
Fri Feb 18, 2011
Thank you everyone for taking the time to send your ideas. I've contracted with a professional
photographer and that will make a huge difference and I'll try to warm it up.
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Jason Semler, Agent, Andover, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
Diana,

Couple things I noticed on your listing:

1.) Under construction/Spec homes listings get very little showings in my experience
2.) You can't really call it new construction and list 1940 as the year it was built. If its a rehab that is exactly what it is and should not be listed as new construction. If its a completely new build from the foundation up change the year built then call it a new construction property.

Once you move it to previously owned and put in the comments that space is being renovated you may get more suitors..
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Michael Emery, , Minneapolis, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
I see sink pictures. Lots of sink pictures. One photo with the faucets missing. Exterior photos with construction material. Barren and empty rooms without a stick of furniture. One front exterior shot that looks like it was taken from the car. The owner added a full second floor (with one whopping big master bedroom) but no photo, no mention of the amount of work that's been done. The tax value (which is where I look 1st) is 50k less than price (but the assessor still thinks this is a 1 story house).

If nothing else, bring in a chair, lamp and rug and stage a vignette in the house for photo purposes. Add some props to the kitchen photos. There's just no sizzle to this steak. And change out your Trulia photos as they show the house in mid - remodel which is confusing to buyers.

With a bit of staging and better photos, this house will shine as it looks like quality work was done in the remodel.
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Joe Houghton, Agent, Plymouth, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
My best guess is that it is either over-priced, under marketed or both. Make sure you have the best photos possible (wide angle lens is a must).
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Cricket Yee, Agent, Sherman Oaks, CA
Wed Feb 16, 2011
The weather might be a factor but in my experience NO showings means price is too high. Way too high.
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Suzanne Bown…, Agent, Champlin, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
Diana, I suspect you have tried pulling it off and bringing back on as new.....Market is tough and most buyers are looking for the "deal" New construction tends to not be feeling like it is an answer. Maybe try offering contract for deed terms if seller has the ability or maybe some incentives for both the buyer and the selling agent. I truly feel for you. Its tough having a nice property with all the bank owned junk and short sales as competition of sorts. Best of luck!
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Sergio Herna…, , Naples, FL
Wed Feb 16, 2011
My guess is quality marketing. Being everywhere must be accompanied by being noticed!

Getting noticed is something you create, not something you wait to happen!
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Metropolitan…, Agent, Edina, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
Hi Diana,

I would say you are missing a good real estate agent. I just SOLD a home in Mounds View for $200,000. Your agent needs to have a good plan, great internet marketing and a network of buyers who may want to buyer your home or know someone who may want to buy.

See the link below for the home I just SOLD in Mounds View. If you would like to talk please feel free to call or e-mail me anytime.

Thanks,

Tim Murphy
TimMurphy@MetropolitanHomeTeam.com
http://www.MetropolitanHomeTeam.com
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Brad Anderson, Agent, Maple Grove, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
As Lenny said, it's price, price, and price!
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Lenny Frolov, Agent, Brooklyn Park, MN
Wed Feb 16, 2011
Its simple, the property is overpriced. Period.
Web Reference:  http://www.lennyfrolov.com
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