Write a blog about your house for some of these.
This is a list of some of the places I am listed with, some of them are blogs, some blogs you can't put a link directly to you website but you can put a link to another blog that has you website on it..
Craigslist, http://www.classifiedads.com, http://www.classifiedsforfree.com/, stumblehere.com/ http://,www.inetgiant.com/," target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http:// http://,www.inetgiant.com/, http://,www.domesticsale.com/," target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.bravenet.com/ http://,www.domesticsale.com/, http://www.domesticsale.biz/, http://www.webclassifieds.us/, http://www.kijiji.com, http://www.brokeroutpost.com/, http://www.hotfrog.com, http://www.folkd.com, http://www.merchantcircle.com/, http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com, hubpages.com/ , digg.com, mixx.com, Subbmitt.com, Swik.net, http://www.linksmarker.com/ , freeadposting.com, http://www.linkedin.com, http://www.listingvue.com, http://www.houselist.com, www. house.info, http://www.fizber.com
these are all free, I am probanly om more but it is hard to keep track.
still wonder why there have been no showing though, the realitor.com add looks great compared with the others in the area. also, i have it listed for rent, not a single person call about that either. if i didnâ€™t know the area i would swear there was a nuclear plant next door.
At this point, I would be better off to find a renter and look 800 a month. That will get me into next year where hopefully the market is much better. The hospitals and Microsoft should be in operation, the military surge of troops should be here, etc. but I would just like to be done with the home and get on with life honestly.
I have thought a lot about staging the home, I have staged other homes I have had, but I think an empty home appeals to people as well, if it is completely empty and feels smell and looks like it just was built. Also, I would make it a bit harder to rent if someone needed to move in quickly, guess thatâ€™s not a big deal. Something just tells me not to stage this home.
Again, thanks for your input.
I can't advise you on the price because I don't' work there and assuming you are doing all the marketing you can... here are some suggestions ---
Definitely take some new pictures. This is summer, bright and sunny. Your pictures shows dreary winter, cloudy, gloomy, not a very happy house if you ask me. It does not make me want to go and see it.
Stage it. Make it colorful. Don;t have to put tons of furniture's in there, some pictures, a few accessories. If you are adventurous, go and rent some furniture and put in there. You are competing with brand new home and, no doubt, model homes that are nicely decorated.
Plant some flowers in the yard, make it colorful, cheerful.
I will usually take hundreds of pictures at different times of day (or different days) until I get it right for my clients. You can do the same. - I am not saying I am better, but at least I try to make the pictures bright and cheerful. You can check my website for a few property sites if you'd like.
But either way, it looks pretty difficult out there, so I wish you best of luck!
Dave, I just looked at the recent sales and homes that you are competing with. It seems you need to be in the low $150's to get it SOLD. You have a great agent who truly goes the extra mile to help people. Listen to what he has to say and he will help guide you to your buyer. It's a sad thing for any of us Realtors to see someone have to bring money to the table to sell their home. I wish you the best and I will definitley keep your home in mind for potential buyers. If you don't have to sell, lease it and take the tax write off. When the market improves in that area, put it back on the market and get it SOLD!
Mtdave2 did successfully get his home sold just a few days ago. Congratulations mtdave2 and I'm sorry that it took so long to get it sold. I personally event showed my clients your home as well, but with so much military moving and new builder growth, my clients had too many options to choose from.
I'm just happy you were able to get the short sale approved and just closed! Whew!
Sounds like you are a victim of circumstances. The housing market being the worst part of it and your financial situation the second.
Folks who are trying to sell today in the San Antonio market need to understand Fiar Market Value (FMV).
FMV is a sliding scale moving up and down with the current trend in sales. When a Comparable Market Analysis is done, you use the current and past sales and "offered at" prices. This gives you an idea ow what the FMV for your particular area is, for homes similar to yours. No two are alike so do not waste energy trying to compare the same model with yours.
My daily review of expired listings in San Antonio show those within a FMV for their area sell. Those that are not, expire. Too many folks do not want to believe their home is not worth $15-20,000 OVER the current Tax Appraisal. My sense is, most (the average or median homes) will sell for $10,000 above or below current Tax Appraisal. Last year it was $10-20,000 above. Times change. So does the FMV.
Getting back toi your situation mtdave2....my suspicion is you had your home priced too high in the first place. Now folks know you are on the ropes and will low ball you or wait until it is in foreclosure. Then try for a bargin price. The longer the Days on Market (DOM) goes the more folks think there is a problem with the proeprty. Works against you...some would advise to take it off the market and then put it back on in a week or two.
As for the banks and short sales, it appears they have not yet learned GREED is an ugly thing. They take their time in responding to offers because they hope a higher one will arrive tomorrow. Their best interests are the only thing of any consequence to them. It is a shame we have allowed this type of thinking to invade our society..."me" first. Our grandparents knew "we" was so much more important.
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So, what he needs is to get lender to respond quicker...
That's what I understand the current situation is.
Seems to me the lenders are more efficient now a days, but maybe that's just my houses.
Good luck to you and hope you get it sold this time!
anyway, i have been getting showings, but only after it went to a short sale. i knew it wasnt the house becasue its perfect, just like new.
here is hoping this one goes throgh!
Everyone has heard the litany of "Must Do Things" that ensure the sale of your home. Perhaps many of you have done these things and still your home languishes. On average, a potential buyer stands at your doorway for two minutes. That is the time it takes on average for their agent to locate the lock box, retrieve the key and read any instructions. The potential buyer is already assembling their impression and opinion of your home and they have yet to step foot in it!
Is the concrete clean? Are there stains on the brick? Does the home look "cared for?"
Now they enter your home. What makes your home different from the 45 other homes they have seen and the 50 more they are about to see? You need them to stop, take their time, have a reason to put your home on the short list and maybe even fore go looking at the remaining 50 homes on their list.
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Any other ideas on what may be going on here?
there is tons of homes for sale thatâ€™s true. Now if i can just get them to look, i am offering more than most, and this is a new home, really it amazing. price, ya i really have to come down some i think. there were a few repos sold in the neighborhood that has brought down values.
the one home that i see as comparable to mine just cut 10k off their price, he is at 144k! yikes. Though my home is bigger, more upgrades, on a cul-de-sac and has a better floor plan, still that isnâ€™t good for me. id be curious
Like I said before, when I checked Realtor.com and search for properties between $150K and $175K, there were 99+ pages in San Antonio. A lot of inventories there.
From what you described below, perhaps renting for now is better if you (and your Realtor) think the market will be much better next year. Be careful of the rental period also - you want the lease to end when you have to to prepare and sell easily. Don't have lease end at then end of year when the market is very slow.
However, this may or may not affect you, but do check with your mortgage broker about the the new Fannie Mae guideline effective August 1. That might affect how much you can borrow for your new home.
Sylvia gave you some great suggestions to help get your home sold, but ultimately price will be the determining factor. If you are upside down, then you need to be talking with your lender to see if something can be worked out. You didn't mention why you are selling-is it necessary to sell now because of hardship or job transfer? If it is not absolutely necessary that you sell now, I would suggest you look at the option of staying for a few more years or renting it out as an investment property as someone else suggested. Check with a good CPA for all the tax benefits you may experience by becoming a landlord. Just be sure to background check any potential tenant with a reliable agency.
Best of luck to you! There are buyers out there. You just need to be the best home at the best price in your neighborhood to capture them.
Good luck to you.
How many properties, like mine, since mine hit the market:
1. Have come onto the market? How many am I competing with?
2. Have lowered their price
3. Have entered escrow
4. Have sold
5. Have expired
The fact that homes are selling tells me that your property is over-priced. Most homes are purchased by buyers with Realtors. If Realtors are not showing your home (10-12 showings in 14 days), then a signficant price reduction is in order. Is this going to be a short pay?
If it is then you and/or your Realtor should be talking with your lender. If vaues are headed south you had better get on this ASAP.
My realtor is very good, and a friend of mine. he is doing tons of adverting. on top of that i am doing my own. i am all over the internet, flyers, offering $500 to my friends and everyone i talk to to send me a buyer.
Yes i am upside down i owe 165k on the home. i have 25k in cash that i am putting toward the home. When i sell something i drop the price.
The neighborhood is built, no new homes being put up. but, just down the road there are some building going on, i know that does hurt. only because people are not looking at my deal. i am offering everything the are. im paying closing costs, down payment, what ever a buyer wants.
What else can i do? id defiantly not the house, its beautiful and has the new home smell.
Here is a link to a little webpage i made.
Is your realtor keeping in touch with you, explaining the reasoning for such? now a days, MLS exposure often isn't enough to sell homes. Home buyers often start searching for homes before they have a realtor. You probably need more exposure - internet, print, etc. Then, once you know you have the most exposure possible for your home, then you can look at other areas as well - pricing, etc.
Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss it further with you. 210 521 0068.