Originally Posted by TomJ.
Hello all! The wife an I want to get a class A and hit the road so bad we can taste it. Problem #1, We can't seem to sell the house
We have de-cluttered, listed with a real good local Realtor who is with a multi national firm at the suggested price and after 10 months and about a dozen lookers, nothing.
I guess my question is, do any of you that have already done this have any idea's as to what else we can do if anything to get the house sold. It is a beautiful place on 5 acres in Glade Hill VA. only about 8 miles from town. We simply don't understand it. I know that real estate markets are different in different parts of the country but any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
Hope to join you all soon!!
Tom & Fran J.
We understand where you are coming from.
In the last 20 years we sold two homes in the Williamsburg area and later two in Fl. before retiring.
Sometimes it goes well and other times it does not.
We still have "family ties" to a home and property on Lake Gaston, on the Va. side. It has been on/off the market for over 6 years now.
One problem there, is some family members think it is worth more than today's market will bring.
Their thinking reflects the market of 2005.
The Real Estate market has been a buyer's market for some time.
Prices are just starting to come back.
Many places still can not even get that you tax appraiser thinks it will bring.
The old saying of Location, Location, Location
is closely now followed by Price, Price, Price.
What feedback, if any did the broker get from those looking?
What you and I might like, may be too much work for a buyer.
Example, my pool in Fl. We loved it.
Many people did not understanding that pool maintenance can really be fun.
When we bought in Ga. I wanted some land,
not a city lot. 5 Ac. would have been the max limit for me to take care of due to health conditions. We found 2.67 of wooded acres
in a small development. Both of us got what
Your Agent should know how to stage the home and present the best features. He should be
doing more than listing it in a multi-listing service. He should be advertising it, at least
both locally and regionally. He should show you the advertising.
Then we come back to price.
We all want to buy low and sell high.
Be realistic on the price. Look at what local property is going for.
It is really a waiting game for the right buyer.