Help!! Need advice on selling home
We're currently trying to sell our home and I need some advice. We've had 10 showings since the house went on the market two weeks ago, of course that's to be expected at the beginning but we've had no offers. Our house is in great condition and is move in ready, comes with all appliances, we've priced well below what the other houses in our area are going for in hopes of having a quick sale but we still can't sell. I understand that we can't expect to sell our house in two weeks in this market but I'm also worried.
The main feedback we keep getting is that they liked the house but didn't make an offer because of the neighbors...let me explain, the house and the yard that our house backs up to was beautiful when we first moved in, since than some younger people have moved into the house and have let it get to...well can't say the word I really want to say. They have an above ground pool that they never cover or clean, they have a rusted out shed and a childs play set that's falling apart. They've recently built a dog kennel that's larger than life...the thing is at least 24 x 20 x 10. It's made with plywood and chain link fence it has three compartments for their three dogs and it is a terrible eye sore...their yard is also always dirty and the dogs have torn up all the grass and have dug up huge holes in the ground. That's just some of the problems, there are more but I don't think I have enough space to list them all.
We've called the city and they haven't been able to help us get any of it cleaned up...what do I do!! I'm at a loss, how do I overcome this hurdle and sell my house. Will buyers ever overlook the neighbors yard and buy our house. The neighborhood is otherwise very nice and all other other neighbors take great care of their homes. We don't feel comfortable saying anything to the people that live at this house about it because they are a group of young men that are always drinking and partying in the back yard, and I worry they would retaliate if we said anything. I have a small child and I don't want to put my family in harms way.
Feel like I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place. Any advice would be much appreciated.