Good Morning Eiram21, Jodi answering here. My first question is "are you marketing your own home? or did you employ the services of a Real Estate Professional in your area? In either case timing is critical in this environment. If you are marketing on your own, then I would have to strongly suggest that you do your homework. By that I mean go into serious market research for your particular South Jersey Market Area. Research thru your County Clerk what has sold in your area in the past year. Also research the number of homes that have been listed, expired, or withdrawn from the market. If you have employed the services of a Professional, and you have confidence in this Professional as far as experience, education, and their success rate, then allow them to do their job, and listen. You need to be honest, to yourself & or to the Professional that may be marketing your property. This may look easy, it is not, especially now, unless homes are in demand in your market area, and supply is low. That is not the case here in Central New Jersey, or Central Jersey Shore. We have backed up inventory, and a motivated Seller that needs to move on to be realistic about it, and about how soon they need or want to move on. Buyers are dictating the price in many instances, and dictating the market. If your time line in moving is critical, then you do not want to be behing the market your want to be in front of the market. If that means coming in at a price point slightly lower, this month then the statistics in your market are showing, then if you are truly motivated, be ahead of the market decline index. Be intelligent. If you hired a Professional, then they will know how to guide you. They are out in the field every day. Allow them to do what they know how to do, believe me, we take our Profession and our clients needs very seriously. Right now, it is about Price, Taxes, and the Economy, and affordability. Buyers are not going to over extend in this economy. They both need nd want more monthly disposable income, and are not willing to over extend. What your home has to offer as far as up grades, and square footage and property are key. Age of the home. Are you competing with New Construction at almosts comparable prices. Are you motivated to sell, what are your reasons for selling. Are you looking to stay in the same area, but move up yourself as well. What are the things that attracted your to your home? What would be the qualities that you would now want in a home ? If you have a fair amount of showings and no offers, and yur Realtor sees that other properties have gone under contract, then you need to revisit, like , quality, kind and price. Be open minded , listen to suggestions. Be relistic about your market. Are buyers in quanity there? I wish the Best of Luck and hope yur are successful in marketing and closing your home.
Joanne "Jodi"Fridson GRI, ABR EPRO, NOTARY OF NEW JERSEY, CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE BRONZE 2006