what would you do?
We have our house for sale because we are about to break ground on a new house. Our current house was listed 2 months after we took about 6 months to clean, declutter, depersonalize and do a little fixing.
We had a hard time finding comps because the houses around us are either much older and smaller (50's ranches), or much bigger (3000 sq ft). So our realtor focused on other homes with larger lots (we have 1.36 acre), there are only a handful in our city, with is popular for the great schools. We took off about $20k because we are right off a main road, and figured we were being aggressive from the start.
So far, we've had 17 showings and 3 open houses. But no offers. Without fail, every buyer and realtor has said they loved our house. While a few have said that they wish the backyard was flatter (it's wooded with a pond), and some didn't care for the look of our neighbors' house, every single person has said they wouldn't buy our house because of the road. We had three people say it's their perfect house, but would never buy it because of the road. No drop in price would change their mind (they were asked).
The road is busy, and can be loud, but it's only two lane (maybe 5 cars in minutes during peak times)and we have a decently long driveway and a turnaround.
Showings slowed down between mother's day and memorial day, and we discussed lowering the price, but then we've had 5 showings in the last week.
We really don't NEED to sell it for another six months, but I'm wondering what you all would do if you were in our shoes.