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Christian, Home Seller in 85032

My husband and I are trying to sell a house in Fairmont, WV. It has been on the market since Sept. '07 with

Asked by Christian, 85032 Sat Jan 24, 2009

no remote interest. We are getting very desparate, as it's getting steep to pay mortgage and rent. We have also been throgh 2 realtors-both with no luck. We don't look as renting it out as really an option. If anyone can give us any ideas... or if anyone is interested in it, please let me know.

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do you still have your house for sale? can you send some pictures of the property? We'd be happy to look at it if it's still available. Please email me at troy@guilloryventures.com thanks and hope to hear from you soon!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 22, 2011
Why don't you try Floyd Realestate. They are a local agency and have sold alot of homes inthe past few years. they will advise you what to do.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 11, 2011
With your report of no remote interest, the list price, for the condition & location of your home, is too high. When your listing expires, interview several Realtors to ask them what each would do to sell your home. Make each Realtor to put their marketing plans in writing. Choose the one who will give you the service that you want & need.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 20, 2011
Is your home a luxury home, these types of family dwellings can take years to sell.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 20, 2011
If you want to reconsider renting it out I might be interested. Let me know.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 3, 2009
It does not take an expert, or even any real estate knowledge to tell you you need to lower the price substancially.

Probably you can't and will have to try a short sale with your bank.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 29, 2009
just out of curiosity whats the MLS #? we moved here from fla and bought our home in july! I may have looked at your home and would be happy to tell u y we choose another home. thatsis if it is even a home we looked at! we used Home finders as our search company they were great!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 29, 2009
Christian- I'm not a Realtor...
but in this market, it helps if you dare to be different in order to gain a competitive edge.

If you're motivated, priced right ,and could use some help ..please contact us.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2009
You have gotten some good advise here. It is a buyer's market in West Virginia. If I were you, I would talk to several Realtors in your area, explain your situation to them. Have them prepare a market analysis so you can see what similar houses in your area are selling for. In this market your house has to be at the top of the available list in price or for some other reason. If you make sure it is, your house will sell. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2009

If your house is not selling then ask your Realtor to do another market analysis for you so you can see what the other houses in your neighborhood are selling for. If you find that they are selling for less than what you have it on the market for then I would suggest lowering the price. I always review the market with my clients every 90 days if it has not sold so they are educated on what is happening in their area. This is a changing market and we have to change with it. No "good" buyers agent will let their clients over pay for a house, not to mention the bank will not approve a sale on a house if it does not appraise for the selling price.

If you cannot lower the price and you have to sell because you cannot afford the home anymore you may want to discuss what are your options with your Realtor.

If you no longer have a Realtor I can recommend one in your area that is a good resource, and a good friend.

All the best, Coni Otto
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 25, 2009
The fact is that homes are selling. The problem is that yours is not. This is a common problem.

When there are many homes for sale, the homes that project the most value always sell, leaving the rest to languish. If you are serious, then you need to know that what you paid, how much you owe, or how much you invested does not matter to buyers.

ANY house will sell at the right price, with the right preparation , and the right marketing. If you are serious, I might be able to refer you to a local expert that knows the local market trends and can really do the job.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
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