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Lots of showings and no offers

Our 5 BR, 3BA home in a nice swim, tennis neighborhood in suburban NE Atlanta (Suwanee) has a great yard and finished basement.  It shows real nice and we have recd. many complements.  We have had more than two dozen showings in a month...but no offer yet.  Any thoughts on what factors might be driving this situation?
  • June 26 2012 - Suwanee
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My preliminary thought is: Your house is in that ethnic Indian (desis) corridor and priced a bit higher for those who truly want to move in there. Ask your agent.
  • August 27 2012
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Price - Exposure - Appeal....those three factors need to line up for a successful sale.

Agents can suggest price but the owner is typically the one that makes the final call on that. If you're getting traffic but now offers, sounds like price is the issue. If that's the case, this is on you - lower the price and negotiate close.
  • August 27 2012
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Without knowing the entire specifications of the listing, all signs seem to be leaning towards the price of your home or some aspect regarding the condition of the property. There may also be some sort of issue that is unappealing to the prospective buyers that they did not realize until they viewed the home.
  • July 10 2012
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Two dozen? Wow! That is amazing! I would say that indicates your home is likely priced pretty well - usually if you're over-priced, no one is interested, period, and you won't get showings.

Look for something else keeping the home from selling. There are three reasons a house does not sell - price, condition, and marketing. If you're getting all these showings, the marketing is probably good.

Do you have an unusual floor plan? Are the rooms crowded, dark, or do you have pets (you may have an odor and not know it)? Is your furniture from another era, say the blue-and-mauve 80's? Your home needs to be open, uncluttered, and DE-PERSONALIZED. Religious artifacts, pictures, statuettes, etc, can turn people off. Personal photos cause people to not want a home because they don't want to intrude into a family's existence, whether consciously or unconsciously. Many, many more factors can affect your home's sale  as well.

Hiring a home stager can pay for itself in better sale price (no, I am not one).  Obviously people are finding it, they are just not liking it after they visit.

I wish you the best of luck!
  • June 26 2012
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Usually, it's price.  When dozens of potentential buyers look and leave, you are probably over the price point.  I would ask:  Who set the price, you or your realtor?  If the realtor gave one value and you wanted more, that's it. If not, have your realtor call the others that brought buyers into your home. They will give you the answers you need.
Bill Smith
Huntington Beach Realty
  • June 26 2012
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How is the home priced compared to other sold homes in the neighborhood? Chances are the home may be priced on the high side. The real estate market, while improving, is still approximately 30% down from the height, it may be advisable to take your home off the market.

  • June 26 2012
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The property is either over priced or you are missing a "deal breaker' 
Not knowing the property, some possible problems may be:
Access passes an undesirable area
Power lines/tower close to property
To close to street
No privacy
Home has odor
Electric heat
A/C unit on roof
Home requires too much work
Updates to electrical or kitchen necessary
Home too cluttered, and not showing to its best potential


You should ask your agent for an honest opinion to the situation. Remember this is a business transaction and should not be based on emotion. While you have received many compliments, you should ask the agents what the potential buyers did NOT like about the property.  Good luck.
  • June 26 2012
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