How many showings from one buyer does it take to make a sale??
Our home is on the market in Upstate NY. We have a couple who spent a full hour here on there first showing at our home. (I know how long people spend here bc I usually go to my neighbors home and watch for when they come and go so I can get my animals back into the house.) I have a cat with kidney disease and the constant crating is upsetting him. So I try to get him back home ASAP.
After they came the first time, I was pretty sure we would be getting an offer that night bc they were here so long... but none came. Feedback the next day was that they really liked our home, but they didn't like our Master Bath/Bedroom arrangement. They thought the Master Bedroom was way too far away from the other bedrooms and they have a toddler and a baby. (All the Bedrooms are on the second floor ... and really not that far away btw) Have they ever heard about baby monitors??
Anyway, 10 days later they rescheduled a second visit. They brought a contractor with them and their visit which was scheduled for an hour became two hours. Feedback they really liked the house but wanted a contractor to come back to see what they could do to change our Master Bath/Bedroom. We were also told they would be putting their own home on the market that same week.
We had an open house a couple of weeks ago and they came again for another hour. This time with extended family members. Apparently they wanted their input, too.
Tomorrow we have another requested showing from their Realtor. I asked my Realtor to find out if it was the same couple again and he called me this am to say yes it is. Apparently, they did not like what the other contractor told them and they want a second opinion so they are bringing in yet another contractor.
In the meantime, our Realtor found out that their own house is still not on the market or that maybe will be going up on the market soon. He really didn't know what was going on there.
They have now been at our home for a total of 4 hours! And that doesn't even include tomorrow's visit which could end up being another couple hours. I am beginning to wonder if I should invite them in to spend the night!
Anyway, I would love them to make an offer so I can move, but is this getting ridiculous. At what point is a buyer's constant request for showings (with no offer) considered harrassment?
We have been on the market since mid-April, have dropped our home price 50K since then and are now 10K- 30K below what Realtors at a spring open house thought we should get for our home. We even spent 4K to remove wallpaper and repaint 6 rooms after that Realtor Open House to help neutralize our home based on their suggestions to do so. So our home is in superior condition. It is well-maintained, very clean and in move-in condition. We have a dry basement with NO sump pump (unlike everyone else surrounding us) And we have some really nice amenities that not many other sellers have in our area too numerous to mention here.
Since then we have had more people like our home, but many say they just started looking. Apparently, they have a lot of time to do so. The problem is in our area there are too many homes on the market and not enough buyers. Most of the buyers are local and most are not looking to move up, they are moving into starter and lower end homes and those are moving the fastest here. Ours would be considered an above average home for our town with 3300 square feet (an additional 800 square feet finished basement) with a 3/4 acre lot. A number of homes near me in my price range and just above have been sitting and waiting to sell since last spring, as well. We have been told that we are competitively priced to sell, however.
In the meantime, we have had a few more interested buyers whom I am hoping come back for second showings. Just hoping someone gives us an offer soon. I am getting so tired of waiting to sell.
But this one couple is really making me crazy!