123 days on the market--one lowball offer
We been on the market since Thanksgiving of 2010. Since then we have had 31 showings (almost eight per month) and just now received a lowball offer. The offer is so low that my husband and I and our agent think that A.) the couple can't afford to pay more--they countered our counter, offering $3K more but still almost $20K less than asking and B.) they are looking at comps that are foreclosures in our price point. Of course, with a foreclosure, you know the property has probably not been maintained and the seller generally does not make any repairs.
The feedback we have received from people is that the rooms were too small, the neighborhood is not what they want, etc., but nothing negative about price. The only feedback we have on price from people who reject us is that the price is right. Of course, anyone who might be interested say the price is high or leaves no comment on the price.
The house has been extensively upgraded and well maintained. We refinished the tub and countertop in the master bath, and put in a new shower door and ceramic tile. Every other room in the house has either tile or brand new Mohawk carpeting. We've upgraded lighting inside and out, replaced the dated fixtures and even the doorknobs! Everything has been repainted inside with neutral colors, and outside to update the paint colors on the exterior.
We are trying to figure out whether things like granite coutertops in the kitchen make any difference. Granted, the house doesn't have the "wow" factor but we all think it looks clean and move in ready. We are just at a loss as to why we haven't had more offers. Not sure what to do next although our agent is going to try calling some of the agents that showed our property to get more feedback.