Getting More Feet in the Door
Our home has been listed for just over two months. In that time we've only had three showings. Real estate is moving slow here. I've seen two stats - one that says average days on market 120, and another that shows average days at 365.
Our neighborhood, in particular, seems to be moving like molasses. There are seven houses for sale on my street. In addition, there is an empty one waiting for foreclosure and another taken off the market to rent. Of all of them, only two are priced lower (very slightly lower). One of those has a highway in the backyard.
Our house is in good shape. Every room has been repainted. The popcorn is gone from the ceilings. Both the full and half baths have been redone and the kitchen refreshed with new flooring (vinyl plank), new countertop (laminate), new backsplash (hammered copper). This is not a "granite" neighborhood but, for this area, it is on the upper end of average.
Comments from lookers so far have been positive with one liking it but wanting a master bath, another liking it but wanting to live closer to town (we're on the outskirts) and one liking it but just beginning their search.
Compounding our getting people in the door problem -- our street is currently under repair. Our house is the last one you can get to without a hike and the workers have equipment strewn across the corner of our yard.
We're meeting with the Realtor tonight. Should we ask her to drop the price? Should we take it off the market until the street is finished or spring (whichever comes first)? Should we get new pictures taken (why they chose to feature the litter box - I will never know)?
Here's the link to the listing: http://www.orizonrealestate.com/listingprofile.asp?mls=FTWYUP&db=RS&recid=201311244