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Old 07-31-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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We are looking to relocate do to my husbands new job. Anyways, we have had our house listed for 3 months now and have only had 1 person come look to only say "the house is really nice but we don't like the layout". Okay, I understand that and that is no problem. What I don't understand is how we can have ANYONE come look. I know maybe 3 month's isn't long enough to get a contract on the house but not to have hardly ANY showings? I just don't understand. This is the mls of our home 1279388. Please take a look at it and see if there is anything that you would suggest maybe being a reason why people will not come look? I know it's not the price of the home because we have houses in our neighborhood just like ours selling for at least 20k more. I appreciate your response. I just really need to figure out what we need to do to get people in and find a buyer. I need to know if maybe they look at pictures and just don't find it worthy of looking in person. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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get a different agent/broker. You shouldn't have that much trouble getting prospective buyers.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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This thread may need to be moved - however, I will give some bullet points (please forgive me in advance as I want to be honest)
  • your home is a typical cookie-cutter design - nothing stands out - these homes are a dime-a-dozen in the Upstate
  • tiny lot, with no mature trees
  • houses are situated very close together
  • front garage
  • all vinyl siding
  • is the master bedroom upstairs?
  • your kitchen, although built in 2012, looks dated already
  • you need to properly "stage" your house (get rid of clutter/anything personal, neutral paint, re-arrange furniture, etc)
  • large power lines in the backyard
  • patchy lawn in the backyard
  • your assigned public schools are lackluster, at best

I think it may be properly priced but I do see some deficiencies - talk to your realtor!
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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Master is upstairs along with all the other bedrooms. What i dont understand is that is when these houses were still building at a higher price then what we have it listed for they were selling so quivk with the same exact model as mine and layout. We have one of the bigger back yards (and fenced in) in the neighborhood.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Master is upstairs along with all the other bedrooms. What i dont understand is that is when these houses were still building at a higher price then what we have it listed for they were selling so quivk with the same exact model as mine and layout. We have one of the bigger back yards (and fenced in) in the neighborhood.
Ummm. . .yeah. A new house will go for more than a two-year-old house that has been lived in. Not sure what else you would expect.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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Yeah but we are priced 30k less than the new ones. And what makes the kitchen look dated? Just curious
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, SC
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I was looking at the sales history, as well. I'm not a realtor, but that increase from 2 years ago might put me off a little bit as a buyer. I agree with everything that drfranklin has listed. The proximity to the expressway might be a hurdle, as well. (Even if there is no noise nuisance). Overall, it's a nice house and I hope none of the constructive criticism you receive here is too discouraging. It only takes one buyer, but you definitely need to get more people through the door. Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, SC
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Yeah but we are priced 30k less than the new ones. And what makes the kitchen look dated? Just curious
IMHO, it's the light colored cabinets and black appliances. Many new homes have a dark wood and stainless appliances.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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Yes I appreciate all the information from everyone. I know its not brand new and I know things appeal differently to everyone so that is why I ask. The increase is huge i think because the area has grown so much in the past two years. The last lot just sold for $215,000. All the comps are good and we still place below market value for our area. Who knows. Lol I like the feed back though cause it lets me know what turns people off
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Lake Greenwood
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There's no curb appeal and it looks nearly identical to the house beside it. Perhaps you could spruce up the front a bit and add something to the back to give it a little flair, something to make it unique. A family with young children might be drawn to a play yard in the back for instance.
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