I am baffled. I am confused. I am frustrated. I am clueless. These are my sentiments about selling our home. We have been trying to sell our home now for a total of 13 months. We live in a small town so I anticipated it would take awhile to sell since not that many people look for homes in our area. I did not think by any means that we would soon be facing another fall/winter in this house. We keep a steady stream of lookers, however, with an average of maybe 3-4 showings a month. There have been some down times with no showings for 6 weeks and other times when we have 3 showings in 24 hours.
Our realtor gets feedback reports from other realtors that show our home. This is where I am confused and frustrated. Every single feedback report we have received tells us that the potential buyers love the house. They love the size of the bedrooms, they love the views, love the deck, love the walkout basement, love how clean it is, and think the price is great. Okkkaayyyy....then what is your problem? Please tell me because obviously there is something off or your realtor is completely fibbing on the reports.
I have always been one to think, "things will happen when they are suppose to" or "it will all happen in God's time". However, there is no pushing aside the feelings of frustration.
Today I looked at houses pending sale in our town online. Should not have done that. I got even more confused. Houses priced the same as ours but in need of complete renovation are selling, houses priced more than ours but smaller are selling, etc. Hard to explain without pictures and hard evidence that I won't post on here. So, Take my word for it.
Talk to me homebuyers! Tell me what you are looking for. I am at a loss. The houses that are selling do not have bigger yards than us, they do not have better finishes, they do not have more square feet. I know that the housing market is still recovering, but when your town is spiking and homes are selling all around, you have to question why. Patience is virtue. I have maintained that since early last year but this virtue is quickly disappearing. Things will happen in their own time...the right time. I hope.