Does anyone have any constructive responses to helping me sell my Mom's home at 1035 Westhaven Dr? It is in

Asked by Lisa Musselwhite, West Columbia, SC Fri Jan 25, 2008

excellent condition and she keeps it immaculate! The backyard of her house backs up to an elementary school! Perfect for your children to walk to! Thank you!

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David Patter…, , 29229
Fri Jan 25, 2008

As a Certified Residential Specialist, I have to give individuals news that is not always popular. After reading your question, I performed a Comparative Market Analysis on 1035 Westhaven Drive. Here is my opinion.

You can have million showings. You can have the home listed on a million websites. You can have the home listed in a million newspapers. If you do not have the home positioned properly on the market, it will make it very hard to sell in any market.

In my opinion, the home is priced improperly. If other agents agree with this fact, then they are less likely to show the home. Agents don't want to offend sellers with low offers. Hence, they would rather not show the home versus offending someone.

Though not popular, I hope this is considered to be a constructive answer.

Also, if you visit my blog, there are some tips on preparing your home for sale. Make sure that all of these items have been addressed.

I wish you much success in your real estate pursuits.


David A. Patterson, Broker CRS ABR
Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, Inc.
5219 N. Trenholm Road
Columbia, SC 29206
(803) 960-5231

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Cindy Kidd, Agent, Columbia, SC
Fri Jan 25, 2008
Are you getting showings on the house or just no traffic at all? How long has it been on the market? Are you advertising it on, in the paper, ect?
I would be glad to take a look at it and see if I have any suggestions if you are having showings and getting no offers to see if I can suggest something that might help out.

If you're getting no showings, it is probably a lack of exposure or an advertising issue.
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Audrey Hoffm…, , Baltimore, MD
Thu May 15, 2008

Have you considered having the home staged? Often it's hard to see what changes need to be made to appeal to the broadest audience of buyers possible when we're too close to the situation (home). A professional stager will modernize a space, highlight its architectural features and give it that inviting feel a buyer wants. I work in the Columbia area and provide free initial consultations. Email me at if you have further questions!

All the best,
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