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Why would a nice looking perfect home in a nice area not sell? High wires close. Is that it?

Home is in Friendswood and it near perfect. Large, clean, nice neighborhood and fenced in yard. Staged perfectly too.
  • February 16 2011 - Clear Lake
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Jvigg,

 

  • April 06 2011
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If it's not getting any showings or open-house attendance, then I'll bet it's way overpriced.

If you're at least getting showings but absolutely no offers, it's probably something else.  I don't think buyers are afraid to submit low offers these days. 

Keep in mind that this "something" could be just about anything, from simply too much inventory of nearly identical houses, to a strange odor in the house that you don't notice anymore!

If you posted a link to the online listing, perhaps you'd get pricing/staging/listing advice.  Granted, from a bunch of random out-of-town strangers, but you know, maybe it would help.  :-)

Good luck!
  • April 04 2011
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There's many reasons why houses don't sell.  First and foremost is price. Home buyers are looking for a 'good deal'.  If your house is priced higher than the other houses in the same area, buyers will not be attracted.  A higher priced house will not bring any showings.  No showings equal no offers. 

If you're not currently working with a professional Realtor(R), I would suggest contacting a local agent that can assist you in the sale of your house.  A Realtor(R) will give you a fresh perspective on your house, and make recommendations so you can SELL your house!
  • April 04 2011
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Terms such as "nice looking" and "perfect" are matters of opinion. What is perfect to one person, may not be to another. Have you tried having a Broker Open House? You will get very candid feedback as to what you need to change to make your home more attractive to buyers. Are you getting showings? What do those agents have to say? While we can answer you here in very general terms, it would be wiser to ask agents who represent buyers in your area.
  • February 23 2011
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Price and condition drive when a home will sell priced correctly it moves more quickly. There are lots of series out there about power lines and possible health effects so that will keep a certain pool of buyers away,
  • February 17 2011
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That could be a reason that you don't have as many showing but Price is the first thing you need to review. How does your list price compare to the "solds" in the area?
  • February 16 2011
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Price - is your home priced comparably to other ones in your immediate area?  Have you looked at any homes that are on the market around your neighborhood? Do they compete with your home in sq. footage, lot size, etc.?

Location- are you near any schools, or easy access to major roads?  When you drive to get to your home is there anything jarring or a negative stigma attached to your area?

Condition- is there anything rusted (doors, hinges, wiring, knobs, nails), are the finishing up to date (kitchen/bathroom knobs, faded-dirty curtains), cracked driveway, foundation

Curb Appeal- are there any living plants or flowers along the front of your home (mailbox, garage, entryway), is your yard raked

Does your home smell after cooking?  Lingering odor can turn off many people.  If possible have some of those paper luminaries like the ones from glade around your entryway, bathroom, laundry room.
  • February 16 2011
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Price tends to be number one.  
  • February 16 2011
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Jvigg,

Price is ultimately the ONLY reason why homes dont sell. A buyer does not see the value of the home as currently priced when compared to other homes near.

With that said what affects Price - Condition and Location.

Assuming the home is in updated condition and that it shows well let's focus on Location - Location - Location - why do we say that three times?

Location #1 =Nice community, city with sought after schools, jobs near etc...
Location #2 = Nice neighborhood with clean yards, well maintained homes, pride of ownership, proximity to shops etc...
Location #3 = Nice lot, private or semi private, flat, away from entrance and major cross roads, away from railroads and power lines, and does not back up to businesses, roads, junk yard etc...
  • February 16 2011
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High wires in close proximity to a residence can make buyers shy away from an otherwise perfect home. 

There are concerns about increased health risks when living by the larger power lines.

There may be some other factor that you didn't mention at play also - perhaps the house is priced too high, an ugly or poorly kept home next door, the market in the neighborhood is slow, etc.
  • February 16 2011
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