Hello from Canada!

gxlafariMarch 21, 2013

Hi there!

I've been lurking for a while and would love to get feedback on our townhome for sale that we are selling ourselves. We've had it up for a couple of months now and rejected two really low offers. You can see the listing here: http://grapevine.ca/listing/38129. I haven't seen any posts from other Canadians, but let me know if you're out there! :)

Thanks in advance!

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lyfia

Looks like a nice place, but why show the road behind you in the pictures? Doesn't seem like a good feature to me.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 4:51PM
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gxlafari

We thought it would be best to be up front about it. That way, people who don't want a road behind them won't waste our time (or theirs) with showings. That's our thinking, but I'm certainly open to hearing other thoughts.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 5:05PM
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lyfia

Got ya. Not sure on that one though unless you already priced lower than the competition with the road in mind. It is often thought if you have one detractor like that to pull in people and have them fall in love with the house and then they might overlook it. If they look up your address on a map they should see the road right.

If you decide to keep it, how about just one picture of it instead of the multiple ones.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 10:58PM
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gxlafari

I actually did just that. :) I kept up one picture and took down the others. After I did that, someone called and arranged a showing for this afternoon, so here's hoping.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 12:37PM
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jane__ny

Very pretty home. I don't see anything which would keep me from looking. Without knowing the area, the price seems very reasonable.

You should have no problem selling,

Good luck,
Jane

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 8:56PM
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gxlafari

Thanks, Jane. :) It's been stagnant for a while, but we had a showing yesterday and another one set for today. Fingers crossed!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 2:36PM
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ottawavalleygardener

I'm in Ottawa too. Nice townhouse, seems like a good price for Barrhaven. Any offers?

I'm a bit confused about the flooring option (**Choose your own flooring.**). Are you offering to replace all the carpet with hardwood? If so, wouldn't that cost $20,000+?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 1:59PM
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gxlafari

Hi! We've had two really low offers. We have a range in mind which we think is reasonable and we're not in a big hurry to sell.

We're offering to put in hardwood on the main floor. We've costed that out so it won't be a big hit. We're going to go ahead and do it ourselves in the next few weeks if we don't have an offer since it seems to be the trend these days. But I was hoping buyers would be more keen to install their own choice, you know?

Anyway, we're back in a stagnant spot again in terms of showings. It's really frustrating because we'll have a showing and people will seem really enthusiastic and then we don't hear back from them. The emotional roller-coaster is tough, but hopefully someone will fall in love with it soon.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 8:13PM
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