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Virginia, Both Buyer and Seller in Quakertown, PA

What is the quickest way to get my house sold? We have staged almost every room, lowever the price 2 times

Asked by Virginia, Quakertown, PA Fri Oct 19, 2007

and are getting a litte nervous. Any suggestions?

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I don't understand why an interested buyer would not simply offer a price they feel is more appropriate and allow some negotiation to take place. If you like the home, make an offer. Why should a seller reduce the price when the price listed is precisely appropriate for the location and condition, unless it's a great offer from a buyer?

It feels like neither buyer nor seller agents are doing much to encourage a transaction. What gives?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 22, 2014
Although this is an old question, perhaps someone else would like to know. . .

While price is always the biggest factor here are a few more tips. You only have one chance for a first impression. It's like dating, you know you're very interested in them, so make sure you do not give them any reason not to call you back! Even with a good reasonable price, you can definitely turn off potential buyers with missteps.

1. Make sure you are not over staging or staging to specific tastes. Keep it neutral.
2. Less and understated is considerably 'more' unless for instance, you have an unusually out of place or large room.
3. Depersonalize as much as possible. Can you live without any family pictures and your name on the door for some time? Probably.
4. Do NOT be there for showings.
5. Hide pets (be very cautious of odors!)
6. CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN - think senses: sight, touch, smell. Clean does NOT mean air fresheners or cleaning smells etc... So many people have different preferences and even allergies. Stick with something safer like real baked cookies if you want something to smell good.

Why? They need to feel emotionally comfortable, that they are not intruding on someone else's space, but visualize it as THEIR space. Your tastes and personal belongings can make that more difficult. Most of all don't offend their senses and comfort.

7. Lastly, make sure your agent is getting feedback. Maybe there is one thing you could 'fix' that really stands out in a negative way.

Check out my facebook page for hints and tips also.

https://www.facebook.com/AHIRealty ~ serving NW Indiana and beyond.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 21, 2014
Price ALWAYS is the answer! If it's not selling it's too high for the amenities you are offering at the price you are asking. Sellers ask us all the time about "more advertising", "open houses", and other incentives. The best incentive to a real buyer ... who incidentally has studied and studied the market and KNOW what homes are selling for ... is to be the best priced home available in that market on the day they are buying a hone.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 21, 2014
Why can't the interested buyer make an offer for a price they think is more appropriate?
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 21, 2014
Reduce your price if you want to sell. Buyers in the market place are looking at price, location and condition. Figure out your bottom line and increase it by your margin that you are willing to let it go at.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 20, 2007
We are listed with a realtor. Our house price is comparable to the other properties, but it doesnt seem many are selling in my neighboorhood now. We have one of the biggest lots in our development and 2.5 baths as opposed to all the other homes for sale right now only have one. IThe last sale in my development was in august.
We get about 1 showing per week. The feeedback has been as a whole good. One realtor did say it was overpriced, but we have since reduced it.
We are thinking of drastically lowering the price as Cindi mentioned. We think this may be ou best bet at this point, to generate some more interest.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 20, 2007
If a home doesn't sell, it comes down to Price, Product (your home) or Pitch (marketing.) Some times a combination of these things. Make sure you home is propely priced and being properly marketed. One strategy might be to price under the market to generate multiple offers, facilitate a quicker sale in a competitive environment, and ultimately get a air market price for your home.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 19, 2007
The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
Reducing the price and staging do help, but price & condition isn't always the issue. If your house is $5M and you reduce to $4.5M and are still wondering why it hasn't sold, there are few more things than price to consider. What you need to evaluate is whether or not there are even buyers in your price range. The best way to evaluate this is to look at the # of sale pending units in your price range. If there are 50 active and only 1 is pending, that indicates there is a lack of buyers in your price range. I highly recommend speaking with a REALTOR than can provide you with the proper statistics that will help you evaluate the market so that you can get your house sold without leaving a hole in your pocket.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 19, 2007
Bottom third of PRICE and top third in Condition. ...What are the comparable houses on the market in your area. What are the pending home prices in your school district. How well does your home show, are there any problems with the condition of your home? IS the market declining in your area? If so by what percent. If you are basing the market value on comparable SOLD properties from 2 to 3 months ago in a declining market, your home may still be overpriced even though you have made some reductions. Is this a FSBO or do you have a REALTOR on the job?
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You need to be ahead of the market in relationship to price, terms and condition of the property. Have you Realtor update your comps and be prepared to be the florescent fish in the sea of homes.
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Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
You didn't say whether you are a FSBO or your house is listed with a realtor. How long has it been on the market? My suggestion would be to look at where and how your home is being marketed. In the showings you've had, what has the feedback been? What other homes are for sale in your neighborhood and how does your house compare?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 19, 2007
What are you or your Realtor doing to market the property? Do potential buyers know it's for sale?
If so the quickest way is always to lower the price. If not try stepping up the marketing first before dropping the price again. Have you received any feedback from the people who have shown it? Are other houses in the area selling? I guess the bottom line is I need more information before I can give you helpful advice.
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