Matter of finding family you loves your home. You can have the prefect home, prefect location, prefect staging, prefect lay out, ideal community be on the market for years... THEN have ugly home with everything wrong with it have bidding wars.
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant,
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
Your question requires a couple of different answers. So lets begin. 48 days on the market with 6 showings is not were you want to be first off. Some properties listed, described and priced correctly enjoy six showings the first week. I would start there. Is the MLS description catchy? Are the pictures "picture perfect"? Some agents feel that descriptions and pictures don't sell a house and this advice is flat out wrong. Nobody wants to waste their Saturday afternoon showing homes that are less than desirable. First you must "sell" the agent in order for them to suggest your home. Recheck the description; is it vague and ho-hum or does it invoke good feelings? Next revisit the photos. Are they blurry or show dirty dishes? Next revisit the price, is it correct? Or could a buyer get the same home for the same price on a "quiet" one way? As far as you adding the descriptions about being close to etc.....don't! Remember your idea of a busy street may not be another's idea of a busy street. Let the buyers decide for themselves! The way to sell real estate is to get buyers to your home; more buyers equal more offers, equal your home being sold. Visit my website linked below to check out FREE eBooks; Seller's Secret and 450 ways to Get Your Home Ready For Sale.
Robert A. Martini
Keller Williams Real Estate
Accept the fact that you will probably take a lower price because of that; but, what street in Mayfair isn't busy? So make it a plus. Emphasize the accessibility and convenience to the many amenities offered by this Northeast Philly location. Yes, I would definitely put those things in your listing description. If you don't have a real estate agent who understands how to market these kind of properties, then find someone else. Be patient. Good luck!
Depending on the neccesity of moving and if you can't go much lower, then try a short sale. You will need to qualify with financials that prove you can't bring money to the closing table.
In most areas it will be a long time before real estate prices will tick up again. if we have inflation, well then the tide lifts all boats as we saw in the seventies.
There is always an option, grab the one that suits you best.