Blog :: 08-2014

Striking Contemporary house for sale located in the hills of Monroe, Mass!

Play VisualTour

Striking Contemporary nestled in the woods on 6 peaceful acres offering the best in country living!  This home has been well maintained and it is ready for immediate occupancy. The bright interior has lots of windows and cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and nice woodwork.  It is the perfect floor plan for entertaining with family and friends.   This home features a large kitchen with breakfast bar, great room with cathedral ceiling and a woodstove, family room area with fireplace, first floor bedroom and full bath with jacuzzi tub!  The second floor has bedroom with balcony, full bath and a loft area.  In addition there is a full basement with wine cellar, 1 car garage, decks, and oil heat!  This home is surrounded by many recreational activities including white water rafting, fishing, hiking, skiing and more!  It is the perfect location to be near cultural attractions and makes a terrific getaway place. $225,000

Home not Selling? 6 signs telling you it might be time to lower your price!

Home not selling? That could happen for a number of reasons you can't control, like a unique home layout or having one of the few homes in the neighborhood without a garage. There is one factor you can control: your home price.
These six signs may be telling you it's time to lower your price.

1. You're drawing few lookers

You get the most interest in your home right after you put it on the market because buyers want to catch a great new home before anybody else takes it. If your real estate agent reports there have been fewer buyers calling about and asking to tour your home than there have been for other homes in your area, that may be a sign buyers think it's overpriced and are waiting for the price to fall before viewing it.

2. You're drawing lots of lookers but have no offers

If you've had 30 sets of potential buyers come through your home and not a single one has made an offer, something is off. What are other agents telling your agent about your home? An overly high price may be discouraging buyers from making an offer.

3. Your home's been on the market longer than similar homes

Ask your real estate agent about the average number of days it takes to sell a home in your market. If the answer is 30 and you're pushing 45, your price may be affecting buyer interest. When a home sits on the market, buyers can begin to wonder if there's something wrong with it, which can delay a sale even further. At least consider lowering your asking price.

4. You have a deadline

If you've got to sell soon because of a job transfer or you've already purchased another home, it may be necessary to generate buyer interest by dropping your price so your home is a little lower priced than comparable homes in your area. Remember: It's not how much money you need that determines the sale price of your home, it's how much money a buyer is willing to spend.

5. You can't make upgrades

Maybe you're plum out of cash and don't have the funds to put fresh paint on the walls, clean the carpets, and add curb appeal. But the feedback your agent is reporting from buyers is that your home isn't as well-appointed as similarly priced homes. When your home has been on the market longer than comparable homes in better condition, it's time to accept that buyers expect to pay less for a home that doesn't show as well as others.

6. The competition has changed

If weeks go by with no offers, continue to check out the competition. What have comparable homes sold for and what's still on the market? What new listings have been added since you listed your home for sale? If comparable home sales or new listings show your price is too steep, consider a price reduction.

Read more:
Follow us: @HouseLogic on Twitter | HouseLogic on Facebook