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David Chambe…, , Saint Petersburg, FL
Thu Feb 19, 2009
Good answers so far if we exclude Dunes (LOL) Mark bring up a good point about the internet and I would like to get you started. Here are a few places I put ads in, all are free: http://www.fizber.com, http://www.classifiedsforfree.com, http://www.webclassifieds.us, http://www.flyleeg.com, http://www.zillow.com, http://www.kijiji.com, http://www.listingvue.com, http://www.houselist.com, http://www.freeadposting.com, http://www.classifiedads.com, http://www.craigslist.org

I do about 30 more but this should get you started. On Kijiji and craigslist I use multiple e-mails and change the titles of my ads so that I can post them in multiple locations or faster times than they allow.
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Voices Member, , Benton County, OR
Thu Feb 19, 2009
Disclaimer: Trulia is not responsible for links to Zillow. Any damage done to your knowledge of Real Estate or bouts of boredom suffered are the responsibility of the Link Provider...
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Mark Letourn…, Agent, Franklin, MA
Thu Feb 19, 2009
Hi Jen,
If you are getting the traffic but not the offers it tends to say that that market level may not be accepting your home at its list price. You mention that the biggest objection is the location. The 5 factors of Real Estate are Price, Condition, Marketing,Terms, and Location. It seems the condition is fine since the people who do see the home seem to love it. We already know that Location is an issue. Terms, Price, and Marketing is where you need to look to counter the location. Terms that can entice buyers are options listed below, for example Seller paying closing costs. Price, If the comps are equal are we considering the comps locations as well? I tend to price at price points that will be effective on internet searches. This is price points that end at the 100K's, 50K's, or 25K and 75K. Perhaps you may be able to drop the price to that next price point. This will market to a new set of buyers, whom haven't seen the home. Finally the Marketing. Your agent needs to be aware of the power of Internet Marketing. The price point, I spoke about, actually being one of those tools. Over 90% of buyers are going to find their home on the internet.
As far as taking it off the market, If you need to sell, that doesn't make sense to me. The local market is starting to see some action, you do not want to miss out of that. I wish you the best of luck in the sale of your home
Web Reference:  http://www.sellwithmark.com
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David Chambe…, , Saint Petersburg, FL
Thu Feb 19, 2009
It doesn't matter if you agent is "The Best", what matters is that they can communicate with you and can get your home sold see my blog: http://www.trulia.com/blog/david_chamberlain/2008/12/how_to_…

I am not saying you should get a new agent just that it maybe the time to evaluate the situation, If you choose to interview new agents invite you current agent to be interviewed, that might motivate them or they might move on in either case you will see their intentions.
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Michael Duff…, Agent, Naples, FL
Thu Feb 19, 2009
Is it the market thats affecting the potential sale of your house or the marketing. Forget about conventional marketing such as open houses,newspaper/magazine adds. They don't work. Find a Realtor who knows how to utilized the internet. Offer buyer credits or closing cost credits, A four year home warranty etc. Your alternative is to rent the home. If you are not experienced as a landlord be careful. The housing market will not come back for a while . It makes no sense to take the house off the market
Mike Duffin
Remax Team 2000
Web Reference:  http://www.remaxteam2000.net
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Jen, Home Seller, 02019
Thu Feb 19, 2009
The bad location is due to a busy road and a small river, and the back yard is not fenced in. We liked the house because we only have one neighbor and there are an abundance of beautiful birds in the back yard due to the river. My agent is supposed to be the best. She has done a virtual tour, broker's tour, etc. The offers are just not coming in. There is just too much competition out there right now. We did get someone who wanted to do lease to own, but my agent said it was a bad idea.
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Voices Member, , Benton County, OR
Thu Feb 19, 2009
BTW, I agree that Mike and Mark provided some good thoughts..........

Dunes
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