I would recommend you do the following:
1. Please look at your condo with a critical eye to see if it looks designer done
2. Please verify that your agent is doing more than just posting your condo on the mls
3. Please have a trusted friend look at your condo with a critical eye and tell them to tell you the truth..
4. Please revise your findings with your agent and if needed make adjustment
5. IF YOU ARE SELLING IN WEST HOLLYWOOD YOUR CONDO NEEDS TO SHINE
Other things you want to make sure you do first:
Is it in showroom condition? Is it clean and I mean what you would find it the finest hotels clean? De cluttered ? You should have nothing on the kitchen and bathroom counters, no photos on photos on the fridge, take personal photos down throughout the home. Closets should be organized, color arranged, not too packed as if in an ad for California Closet. Pack stuff up and move it to a POD or storage. Your moving anyway? Right? Does it need painting inside or out? Baseboards, doors? No fingerprints.
Do you cook with heavy spices? If it smells of spice you should definitely paint.
Do you have a pet? If it's a dog you should remove the dog for showings. Same for a cat. If you use a litter box, send the cat to your mom's and get rid if the litter box.
Are there small things that need to be fixed? I recently went to show a unit and the prospect tried to open the window. It was the kind that had a crank handle. It came out in his hand. All they could talk about was how ridiculous it was. It was a small repair but it was the end of imagining himslef in that home. Fix small bit distracting repairs. If it's something large it may be better to adjust the price.
Does it need to be staged? If the property is completely vacant prospects can have a hard time I visioning themselves there. Modern clean but minimal furniture helps them Envision how the rooms can be used.
Do not stick around for showings and do not ask your agent to go. Prospects feel like they are being watched and frankly they are. When they feel that way all they want to do is leave. They cannot talk frankly with their agent and it's important to allow the agent to help understand solutions for things that the prospect may think won't work for them.
1. PRICE IS TOO HIGH
Your were not competitively priced and your home helped to sell other homes in the area that WERE priced accordingly.
2. AGENT IS NOT DOING ENOUGH OR PROPER MARKETING
Agent has not hosted enough open houses, does not have enough exposure, inexperienced, low marketing budget, does not have the proper sphere to get the home sold. Anyone or a combination of all of these could be why your home has not sold.
3. HOME IS NOT STAGED PROPERLY
Often homeowners do de-clutter, or the home still looks lived in. In some markets Lived-in as opposed to staged could mean sale or no-sale. Enlist the advice of a staging company deepening on the value of your home of course. Also better interview your Real Estate Brokers, pin a few up against each other. Have an open house to see who can get the listing, this will put agents on their A game and you get to see you is good under pressure and who should properly get your home sold.
Hope this helped !!!
All the Best,
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
EXIT REALTY SEARCH
Make sure your pictures are clear and properly display the attributes of your condo.
I hope to help you sell this condo,
Alexandra R. Trudeau | Realtor | CA CalBRE #01948951
CA Realty Group LA, Inc.
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Ricky Smiles Jr.
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First with the marketing package: Not only does my office email blast my beautiful, custom make flyers with professional photography to roughly 10,000 agents, but I also market it to the 1300+ people on my Facebook pages (and yes Facebook really works.) Next, we talk about the open houses and how I am going to get people in the door. Whether it's with Valet service, wine, cheese, live music or something else over the top (and yes, I have done all of these things before,) it's about getting people to see your home. I average 52 people per open house that I have.
Secondly, I have closed $6MM this year (with $1MM in escrow that is about to close) and $3.2MM in listings currently. I will be over $10MM in sales this year. Last year, I closed $9.3MM
Lastly, I will hold as many open houses as it takes, I will knock on every neighbors door to personally invite them to your open house, I will pay for bigger and better ads in the the LA Times, Broker Caravans and even highlight your property on Trulia to get the phone ringing.
The bottom line is, every Realtor does 80% of exactly the same thing, it is that other 20% that makes the difference so call me so I can talk to you about the other 20% that sells my listings on average in 43 days!
Jason P. Galardi
Also make sure he has good photos and tons of information online. Most buyers and their agents find properties online so you want to make sure that you put your best foot forward on the net. It's important to have photos of the kitchens, bathrooms, and all the major rooms in the property as well as exterior and common area photos.
Price and Marketing are very important and must be done right so the unit doesn't continue to sit unnoticed.
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Jessica M. Acker
Wellman Realty Company
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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