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Old 11-01-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I am an agent and it will simply come down to price. The only other creative options are as follows:

1) Hire a designer to come into the house to see what can moved around or removed completely to help the house show better.

2) Consider getting professional HDR photography. The cost is normally around $200 and involves a layering process that will make your photos stand out.

That's the problem: you can stage the house with a help of professional designer and beautiful furniture. You can make great HDR pictures, even use a Photoshop and its all great on.... the Internet.
But when people come to see the house, they see it as it is. Not staged and not Photoshoped.
There must be something they do not like. The size, the layout, the quality of it vs the price, the neighborhood, the surrounding...
In order to sell the house you need to figure out what that is...
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Lower your price.
Evidently not an option.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Backing up to a busy street is always tricky when selling a home....ask yourself why YOU bought it - and what would entice YOU to buy it like that again. Then emphasize that in the layouts you leave. If it's a noisy street, yeah - it's gonna detract. But try hanging some wind chimes, etc., to help overcome the traffic noise. Also - could you put an entrance into that large yard off the street? Someone with an RV might find that a MAJOR plus.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:48 PM
 
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There is also the question why YOU want to sell the house. Maybe those are the very reasons why other people do not want to buy it...?
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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I have to agree- at some point, it just all comes down to price. I would lower significantly and put something like "motivated seller! All offers considered!" in the listing and any other marketing.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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IF you really can not go with another realtor that can help out...just think about the money wasted each month NOT selling....it DOES cost you if you are not living in the place.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Another idea that helPed us was that we bought an inexpensive patio set, some inexpensive other stuff and put fancy signs on them that said "conveys with house!". People like free stuff
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:40 PM
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Some nice landscaping to help buffer the noise could help...plant some trees or larger red tip photinia bushes that will be taller than the fence. Just a thought...good luck!
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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Is it really that loud? We are looking at a house that backs up to Wilderness Oak. We aren't moving until Apr/May though.

This is also a bad time to sell and rent. Things will pick up in the summer with all the military moves.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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Having made the mistake of buying a house that backed up to a major street once before I'll never do that again. It was a new build and we got a heck of a deal on it and I know why now. We were in a big hurry to get a finished, move in ready home, during a strong sellers market so were kind of stuck. We lived in the house for four years and probably just got used to the low level hum of traffic and really didn't notice it until we went to sell. Ended up selling it to another buyer who was "desperate" to get into a house quickly but still sold it for about 10% lower than the going market for a similar house in a different location. Never again! By the way, we live close to the intersection of Wilderness Oak and Canyon Golf but our house is more or less in the middle of our community, a couple of blocks away from either street. We even went as far as to buy on a cul de sac to even avoid community traffic. I have no suggestions for the seller in this case other than to be prepared to sell for less than the house would probably be worth in any other location.
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