Hello in Fairhope! Linda and I are Full Time Realtors in Baldwin County. Let me see,
Below are suggestions, and we must give respect to the Current Listing Agent that you hired.
WE can and will share more however, our out of the box ideas are used for our Real Estate Business
The Cramer Team with Prudential Nichols Real Estate.
However in the meantime, due to your situation, we'll share just a few ok? Ready?
#1 Realtor open house? Good .. but it's usually done for free! (at least that's what we do!) Ususally we work in coordination with other realtors .. and we have various ideas to get realtors to preview your home, thus increasing your odds and the more realtors know about your home and the ammeneties the quicker the sales.
#2 (4) months on the market and not much traffic? Well we would need to see your home, location, curb appeal, price currently listed at, review the comps and see what has changed in the past 120 days. Sounds like your under some stress 2 notes and a 19 month old! Time is the issue with you, so your going to need to be more competitive than the other listings. Which means and this hurts to say, but you really need to be offering a competitive price. If anything have your agent lower their commision, so you can lower your price yes both of you will feel the pain, however the end result is what you and your agent want, this may get things moving quicker, you did say you need more traffic and you are looking for results correct? Yes you do need some new figures so ya'll make an intelligent decision as how to proceed forward.
#3 Yes, to answer the question about getting the word out. One of our out of the box ideas we use is,
chances are when you lived here, you or your wife were members of a church or organizatioin, perhaps even a MOM"S Day Out Organization, hopefully you'll see where I'm going. Chances are you and your wife have a list of names of people who know / knew you. Linda and I make flyers and mail, and email them to those people you were associated with with the simple statement. An example would be like this:" Bob and Alice, have a home here in Fairhope for sale here are the pictures, and stats, if you or anyone you know might be looking for a 3/2 1500 sq ft... etc.. etc. etc. then give us a call, we would be honored to show the home and help them fullfill their dreams. Get the idea?
We also have other out of the box ideas that we could share with you that could assist you and your family.
In the meantime, it truly sounds like you need to be communicating with your Agent, and going over the details, and I mean details as to how you home can get sold.
Best of Luck to you.
John and Linda Cramer
Prudential Nichols Real Estate