Hi again Priscilla!
I, too, was being tongue in cheek when I agreed you may be "paranoid" !!! haha
However, you are NOT being paranoid to question whether you are getting honest feedback from the few agents who have shown your home.
You're probably not getting it.
It is uncomfortable to tell a seller to their face that the buyer didn't like the home for whatever reason. What I would tell another agent, the listing agent, I wouldn't necessarily tell a seller directly. It's not my place to educate you (that's a generic "you", not you, per se!!). If I showed your home, and my buyer thought it showed poorly, or was overpriced (which I am sensing yours may be), I probably would not be brutally honest - like I would be with a listing agent.
So, the feedback you are getting may just be polite, but not useful.
As to your comment -
" If I dropped the price $20k (which unfortunately cannot afford to do) I'm sure it would sell.............."
It probably would sell then............Here's the thing, Priscilla - the buyers don't care what a seller "needs" to get....they will offer what they see as market value. If you are off by $20,000, that may very well be the reason for the lack of showings and interest...and, especially an offer. You are fitting the prototype of the "overpriced fsbo"...and, just being overpriced is a turnoff for agents and their buyers.
I am sorry you are in the position you are, but this market takes no prisoners, and what the seller needs to net has no bearing on the final sale price.
You sound like a lovely person, and I wish I could wave a magic wand, and make your home sell - but, no one can.......so, I ask you - do you have the option to remain, and not sell? If the answer is yes, then that may be what the outcome will be.
If you must sell, then I suggest you bite that bullet..lower it as low as you can go...and see if you can attract a buyer. There's no easy answer, and from what you have shared, I don't think the fact that you are a fsbo is what's really keeping you from selling.
I wish you the best of luck.........please let us know what happens!
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