we are in most if not all parts of the country in a Buyers market, i.e. we have more properties on the market than there are ready and willing and qualified buyers looking for properties and the ones that are, believe me they are the ones that can "Cherry Pick" the best home, at the best price, most updated, best location best everything in their view.... Therefore many homes are now on the market for a much longer time than every before. Your current agent, can assist you a little in understanding the market, by how many homes in your similar price range (some bigger, smaller, better updated on larger lots, newer than yours etc.) are currently on the market and competing with yours, and how many have actually sold during the last few months, that will give you an idea how long it may take for your home to sell if it were at the most competitive price, updated, location etc.
Your agent can also take you to see a few of the competing homes, so that you can see for yourself what buyers see.... It requires in this market a well prepared, well staged, updated home that is priced competitively to sell quickly, otherwise patience until the right buyer falls in love with YOUR home!
Forget about the next home at this moment, as there will always be others, and there will be many to select from, that is why yours is not looked at often (although on the internet you probably have a lot of virtual showings, people look at your home's photos description, price, taxes, location and so go to the next....)
But you need to consider those "showings" in this internet world we are living in!
Please meet with your Agent, discuss your concerns, and see what you can come up with together, your Agent may suggest some changes, some staging, some painting, take new photos thereafter - listen carefully and hopefully a new plan can be established. Always remember your Agent has worked on your behalf for a long time already and truly deserves to be the one selling your home, if and when that day comes around. Right? And furthermore, your Agent is as interested in selling your home as YOU are, you are both in this TOGETHER.... so communicate, discuss, share thoughts and concerns... all that will be for the better and make you feel more confident and well informed about the market and what else you can do...
Edith Your Chicago Connection and YourRealtor4Life!
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients...