Listing the house on Monday! Optimistic (maybe wrongfully so...)
I've been posting on this board for a long time now...initially when I first listed my and my husband's first home in Indianapolis from Sept '07 to Feb '08. No bites then and hardly any visitors. Had quite a bit of frustration (which I think I shared here!).
Well, we're trying it again, this time with a better, more experienced realtor, who also is very experienced with my neighborhood. We've got a lower price, and it's staged even better. We'll have a virtual tour too and hopefully better photos (she's hired a professional photographer).
Last week there were a total of 3 other houses on my street for sale. One of them is now pending (yay!), and off the MLS. However, 2 more have popped up in the last two days! One is a foreclosure - a smaller ranch home price $50,000 less than ours will be, touted as a 'fixer upper'. The other new listing is a much bigger home for about $20,000 more than ours. The other two listings that have been on for a little while - one is a family friend of ours that's a bit over priced. Currently about 400 sq. ft. bigger, but with an in-ground pool - $25,000 more than ours. And the other house is another foreclosure that's much bigger than ours and will be the same price as ours, but in a 'fixer upper' status as well. The house that's pending is most similar to ours in terms of size, finish, lot. It was listed for $5,000 more than ours will be. My sister (the tenant of the house currently, since we've now relocated) says they mentioned to them that it sold for not too much less than what they had it listed for, and more than what we're listing ours at.
So the neighbor's pending sale leaves me feeling optimistic, as well as my realtor's thoughts on the market. However the houses that keep popping up on the listings have me NERVOUS!!!
Wish us luck.