Dear Mr. Seller,
I have buyers that are looking in the price range of your home. Unfortunately however, I can't show yours. Because you currently have an active listing contract with another agent, I can't privately tell you why. Hopefully you will find this blog and my reasons may give you some insight to why your home is not selling...and there are a number of reasons:
1. My buyers prefer to preview all homes on-line before selecting what they would like to see in-person. Their time is valuable on the weekends so they prefer to not waste it looking at unappealing homes. Although we are in the middle of the 3rd heatwave this August, your agent still has photos of your home when it was first listed in February:
This has effectively told my buyers that your listing is old and stale. Their thought is that the rest of the marketplace didn't find your home desirable, than how could they??
2. Your photos of the interior were not take professionally. As result they are dark and the entire scope of each room is not captured. In addition, the rooms are shown with lots of excessive clutter on walls, counter tops, etc. In short, The photos just don't compare to your competitors.
3. Important details of your listing are vague such as the neighborhood schools that your home districts to. Although you and your agent may prefer that each buyer contact the town for this information, there are plenty of other listings that clearly identify this. Generally buyers are only willing to do homework on a house once they have sparked interest. Sorry, no spark here.
4. Lastly, this is my own personal reason: It is very difficult to coordinate an efficient tour with buyers when the listing showing instructions only allow for limited days and/or limited times on those days. If you were the only property that they want to see perhaps we can book our appointment exclusively to your schedule. That is not the case.
The reality is that there are many homes on the market and yours just didn't interest my buyers enough. Sorry. (There's always next winter and that exterior shot will come in handy.)
The Agent that could have sold it!