ok my house is on the market for 2 months now in MARBELLA!! Had 10 viewings,one open house,very good feedback... But NO OFFERS YET..

Asked by ptarnal, Saline, MI Mon Jun 25, 2012

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Deborah Wint…, Agent, Houston, TX
Fri Sep 28, 2012
One of the problems could be the price you are asking. Is your home over-priced? Another important consideration in selling during the current Buyer's Market is to make sure your home is absolutely move-in ready. Buyers want to Close on Friday, move-in over the weekend, and go back to work on Monday. Very few Buyers want to fix or upgrade anything in a home today.
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Suzanne MacD…, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Mon Jun 25, 2012
Lower the asking price. If you are getting activity, good feed back but no offers, you just need to lower the price, then the offers will come.
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Candia Lundry, Agent, Houston, TX
Mon Aug 27, 2012
10 viewings in the past 20 months is fabulous since you are competing with 2 builders in your subdivision! People are flocking there because it is one of the few places for new construction in CCISD.
In the past 6 months 50 have sold on the MLS and another 20 in pending.
The builders have 38 sold, 20 pending and 15 in MLS availables
The resale homes : 11 sold and 6 are in pending

You can see 5 out of 6 buyers chose new construction over resale. More than likely your buyers/prospects that came to your home bought new. The builders offer closing costs, upgrade and a full warranty that are hard to compete against.
The average marketing time for NOT new construction is 97 days in the past 6 months. Some homes have been on the market almost a year.

Take a hard look with your realtor at the plans and size and level of construction offered by the builders that is most like your home and price just under. That will make you very competitive. The list prices are negotiable so they do not always sell for the list price you find at the builders office. Utimately, the buyer has to percieve you are the best buy compared to the others. Buyers are studying the market and have more homes to choose from than they did in the past.
I wish you well and hopes this helps clarify the task at hand.
Best Regards,
Candia Lundry
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Jolocksmith, Home Buyer, League City, TX
Mon Aug 27, 2012
As a buyer I am looking for:
The location, taxes, age and condition, updates of the used homes.
The updates I am looking for is windows, the roof, bathroom, and the kitchen. Those are the big ticket items for updating.
As you know taxes on property can make or break a deal.
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Yes, and in League City, the taxes can vary greatly. Always ask about the tax rate in each subdivision you are considering.
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Stacey Chris…, Agent, Houston, TX
Wed Aug 22, 2012
The average house in League City was taking almost 3 months to get their first offer, so be patient. Things are picking up in League City, but this time of year is hard. You might need a current Comparative Market Analysis to make sure your house is priced inline with the market. Ask you're realtor® to update you on current sales in the area, and perhaps that will shed some light!

Thanks,

Stacey Bullock Christman
Scott O'Connell Properties
2927 Ferndale
Houston, TX 77098
713.818.2695
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Candia Lundry, Agent, Houston, TX
Sat Aug 18, 2012
Many homes for sale and you are competing with two builders. Talk with your Realtor and make sure you are competitive with new construction as well as resale. Buyers usually want new first.
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Tamdog, Home Buyer, Saint Louis County, MO
Wed Jun 27, 2012
Just purchased a home in Magnolia Creek. We are relocating from St. Louis, MO. Would not even consider looking in Marbella, even though we did want a newer home. The taxes are too high!!
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Marcy AlBeir…, Agent, Houston, TX
Tue Jun 26, 2012
I am a Realtor in the Galveston county area. What's your mls and I will pull up it up and see what is going on in your neighborhood.
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Mon Jun 25, 2012
The question should be asked to your listing agent, one of their jobs is to follow up after each showing for feedback. If you had no showings it would be the price is too high, if lots of showings and no offers then they dont like something, what is it and how do you fix it is what your listing agent needs to tell you. Are they accompaning the buyers and or their agents through? maybe they need to? Good luck with your sale
Web Reference:  http://www.ScottSellsNH.com
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thanks for the feedback.. my agent doesn't give any feedback or advice after any showing,some showing have said they have other communities to see,other said they didn't like the yard being west facing cause of the sun..what do i do during time? its being very stressful..not really happy with our agent..but have being in the agreement tll october.
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Mon Jun 25, 2012
The question should be asked to your listing agent, one of their jobs is to follow up after each showing for feedback. If you had no showings it would be the price is too high, if lots of showings and no offers then they dont like something, what is it and how do you fix it is what your listing agent needs to tell you. Are they accompaning the buyers and or their agents through? maybe they need to? Good luck with your sale
Web Reference:  http://www.ScottSellsNH.com
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Mon Jun 25, 2012
The question should be asked to your listing agent, one of their jobs is to follow up after each showing for feedback. If you had no showings it would be the price is too high, if lots of showings and no offers then they dont like something, what is it and how do you fix it is what your listing agent needs to tell you. Are they accompaning the buyers and or their agents through? maybe they need to? Good luck with your sale
Web Reference:  http://www.ScottSellsNH.com
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Mon Jun 25, 2012
It was probably Sherlock who said that when you eliminate everything else; what you are left with is undoubtedly the fact:

Your LISTING PRICE is too high.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Mon Jun 25, 2012
Never seen it but a rule of thumb is that if people don't come to see it they have been turned off by something they see online or in the listing -- price, the pictures, the location, the description . If they come and then don't make offers the rule of thumb is that something at the house turns them off -- condition, area, etc.
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