After 60 days on the market you may start to panic… or take it personally.
Been there, seen it before. It is hard to be rejected by 25 people.
At REALTOR training school, the instructors tell us it must be “x” and we need to do our best to make a case to help you understand the facts. Of course they don’t point out that we (REALTORS) should have covered “x” more clearly 60 days ago when we were having you sign the listing agreement.
The “x” is your current asking price, but from my experience there are typically a number of issues that need to be addressed before you make a difference.
It’s more than a price adjustment
Here are some areas to take a second look at:
- How is your front yard, door? You know the old saying about first impressions…
- How clean is the house?
- Have you painted recently?
- How much stuff is on your kitchen counter?
- How much stuff is on your bathroom counter?
- What is the condition of your carpet?
- and on and on and on…there are just too many tips to list
Okay, you don’t need to go down a checklist because you need to take a real look at the saleability of your house.
Yes, I think your Vienna home will sell, with some help
Did you know that home buyers are taking their first tour of your home online?
Take a minute and put your address into Google and you should see it listed on multiple web sites. Understand that the photos all came from the MLS listing, and then get pumped through the Internet via a high tech syndication process. How do your photos look? If they looked crappy then they probably turned off almost everyone who saw them. You need to be proactive to make sure changes are made quickly.
My point is that the condition of your home is critical and that the online photos that people see have to catch their attention or you’re toast.
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