First of all .....
your home in order to attract attention there have to be several elements falling together
a) great photos on the internet, which requires a well furnished or well staged home!
to bring the buyers in and have them interested after seeing the photo
b) the property needs to be priced RIGHT and if necessary the price needs to be adjusted to the
surrounding homes that have recently sold, or are currently on the market similar to yours
if the price is not right....you will not get the amount of interest you need to get a good offer
c) So staging, great photos, and a good solid, very competitive price (believe me nobody likes to
lower the price, but if you want or need to sell, your price needs to be competitive as we are in
a buyers market with more homes available for the buyers to chose from, and less buyers
ready, willing and approved to buy...
As far as a new agent, if you trust your current agent, and you know from him or her, what they are
doing as far as marketing advertising, internet presence, etc, and keeping you informed about
the competing homes and those sold in your area, another agent will just do the same. Work with
the one who already knows you and your home well, and discuss what else can be done.
Staging may cost a little but will make a huge difference, unless the size of home according to your
Realtor staging will not make a difference and the home shows well vacant, vacant homes though always give the buyer the impression that you the seller are out and are desperate to sell, and
they will come in with low offers...
You know taking it off over the winter, will cost you taxes, maintenance winterizing, snow plowing
etc. heating and more, and nobody will see your home, may be over the vacation weeks, discuss
that with your Realtor and make an educated decision. There will probably be less homes on
the market during the winter and you will have LESS COMPETITION..... wEIGH THE PROS AND CONS WITH YOUR TRUSTED REALTOR
You should change a Realtor only if you are truly unhappy, or have no good feedback and communication with your Realtor, but first sit down and discuss your situation and then decide
whether you actually do need to work with another Realtor, this should be your last decision.
Good Luck to you
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