So, it's been almost a month since we put our house on the market. Curious about how it's going? Well, I'll fill you in.
Since we listed, we've had 11 prospective buyers come by. According to our agent, that's rather impressive traffic (especially considering the economy)! When asked for additional comments in the home feedback, we received compliments on the kitchen, deck and main bathroom. Two potential buyers even listed us as their second choice. Visitors ranked mostly "well maintained" for the interior and a mix of "well maintained" and "average" for the exterior. That's fair.
On the flip side, potential buyers have dinged us points for some things we really can't control that much: not having two full baths (we have one and a half), the look of our street (there are two houses that aren't as well kept as the rest of the street) and the slope in the yard. We told the one potential buyer who didn't care for the open cabinets that we did indeed have the cabinet doors in storage and could put them back on.
Here's the feedback summary (click to enlarge):
Because our comfortable "yes, we'll take it" price is lower than where we originally listed the house, we're going to reduce the price slightly and see what happens. This new price point appears to be comparable with the under contract homes in the area with similar comps to urs. As most of you know, it would be nice to move into an apartment to save more money for our future home, but it's nice to know we're not being forced to lower our price to a point we're uncomfortable with.