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Old 05-17-2007, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Florida
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We are trying to sell our 2 bed/1 bath house and no luck!
....grrrrrrrrrr! It's been on the market 44 days and one offer(a horrible one we couldn't agree too!). I know it's only been on the market about a month and that it's a 45-90 day market BUT my goodness!
We close on the new house in June ..again I know, I know, don't buy before you sell, but in Tampa when you find a home that is in awesome condition and a awesome price ...YOU BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

our home for sale is one of the better ones for the price AND it's clutter free and shows well!!!!!!!!!!!
....now, WHY WON'T IT SELL?
Animals are out of the house when showed ....house is spotless(my husband says I'm a little ocd w/ the cleaning!), shows beautifully.
Is it because it is end of year and people are tieing up loose ends before house shopping? ...It's in a great location, close to everything.
Is there something I'm missing? When it shows I have candles,lights, flowers(from the awesome backyard garden), and everything in place.

grrrrrrrr!

Last edited by Jammie; 05-17-2007 at 07:14 AM.. Reason: You can list it in detail in the classified section
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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Neighbor of mine moved out of state in Sept. house is empty, has been shown approx. 30 times, everyone passes. 8 months later still sitting empty
3/2/2........new kitchen, pool, new paint, new carpet in all bedrooms. Tile/hardwood floors. What's wrong with the house, terrible landscaping, lawn died. Pool never used in 21 yrs. needs new marcite or diamondbrite.
And its empty, no character to the house, no home feel.

Price has been dropped over 15,000. Also she has 4,300 other homes in the area for sale, and in better shape/newer to compete with.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Florida
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hi,

well, we decided we will stay in this house until it sells and just move boxes to the new house. Homes sell better w/ furniture in them ....this frustrates me greatly, because I wanna play in my new house ..... but I WANT THIS BABY SOLD!

sorry about your friends house ....I'm praying ours sells quickly. It's in the lower price range(can't price a 2/1 extrememly high, not matter how pretty it is ...unless you arei n cali)
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Kelly, hang in there. It took 11 months to sell my house in Clearwater.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Default 11 Months!

11 MONTHS? in clearwater ...that's insane.
ohhh boy, think we are in for a long year!

Thanks for your encouragement!
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Kelly, you've probably already read many articles about how long houses have been for sale and that many owners have drastically dropped their prices. IMHO~list it for as low as you possibly can without losing money if you are in a hurry to sell. Forget about the inflated prices of a year ago and I hope you have good luck.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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Unfortunately, even in any market some things will make a house hard to move - such as only being a 2/1. People will expect to get those for nothing (unless, as you say it is in Cali!)

Also, many people don't want a pool - that is a negative to some (especially one that need work) and costs more to insure as well.

Last, most people are waiting until the fall, to see what happens with taxes, insurance and storms. I know I am.

I wish you all luck - hopefully things will start moving pretty soon when we get an idea of what is going to happen.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Thanks for your input and wishes of good luck!!

we are listed at a reasonable price. The house is Moderator cut: Advertise/promote personal residence in our Classified Ads forum only, please

We are listed on three different websites, a awesome realtor, a virtual tour and pics.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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Kelly........I wish you luck with your home.......don't give up, there's someone out there that will love your house, just be patient!!!!!! I know that hard to do, but hopefully it will all work out for you
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:54 PM
 
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You just never know how these things work out. Sometimes I think luck has a lot to do with it as well. My wife and I decided to put our house up for sale in New Port Richey this past February because we were going to build a new house. I thought it would take us at least 5-6 months to sell it, based on the sales in my area (in a flood zone, west of US 19). We put it up for sale on a Tuesday. The first people looked at it Wednesday night and made us an offer on Thursday morning. A month later we closed on it. It just happened that they needed a 3 bedroom because the lady was pregnant and due in 2 months. Their first deal fell through, so they were desperate. So you just never know when it'll happen. You could sell it tomorrow!
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