Our home - what do you think?
Our home has been on the market for the past 3 weeks. Brokers Open - 35 agents, all very positive feedback on showing and price. Open house that weekend - 12 groups, I think a bunch were neighbors. All positive and those who really liked it still had a home to sell. 4 showings first week, 1 very interested but not ready to make a move on it just yet, 1 thought the whole house was "terribly dated", 1 loved it and wanted to bring his wife back (still hasn't happened). 1 just wasn't for them. We have had two other showing in the last last two weeks and no feedback.
This is just not making me happy at all! We've been told that it's April vacation and people are away, give it time. The homes that are selling in our area are smaller and most are in the $400K range. Several have taken deposits in the last week. We are listed at the bottom of the top end in our area. I am connected to Listing Book which shows me how many people view our listing. We had 45 hits the first week out and since then there as been one viewing at most every day - I am convinced that it problably is me just looking (I have now refrained myself from looking at the listing). If I had more people looking at our home on the site I would feel better. I thought the home showed well on the listing but I now would like better and more interior shots. I feel that the rooms don't appear as large as they are in the shots, plus there are several rooms that have been left out of the photographs such as the marble entry, large studio and the large full effect of the sun room. The last two are the main reason we bought this home as they are very impressive and great rooms to use, as we do! We do have one bathroom that hasn't been updated, but that isn't even photographed and a viewer wouldn't even be aware of that fact. But since they aren't even clicking on to see the home at all it seems to me at this point at least, it's not the way the interior looks.
I'm now thinking that I would like to get a different shot of the front of the home. The one up now does not show the front double doors. I'm not sure if that would make any difference though to get them to click on the site, but who know, can't hurt.
We are listed with the top agency in our area and they are big fans of the internet, as they do not believe ads and photos sell homes. For the most part I do agree with them. I know of many people who don't even get the paper any more and get everything the need to know on line!
I would like to have my phone ring though - it's getting a little depressing (I am feeling like the Maytag repair man!)
I have included a link to our site, but am not sure if it will get you there.
Here is a link that might be useful: our listing