Why Isn’t My House Getting any Showings?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cam Realty and Property Management

Why Isn’t My House Getting any Showings?

As a home seller, you hope to get your house listed and receive an offer, then a contract within days thereafter.
Does that happen often? You bet it does! However, real estate is local and every market is different. We can’t possibly compare Clermont FL real estate market to Los Angeles area. Good news is if your house is receiving showings, the price is most likely right but there may be other reasons why you haven’t received any offers.

-NO Showings- As a homeowner/seller, you should be in the loop as to how your agent communicates with other agents. Do they return calls and text messages? Are they easy to get a hold of? Just today, while selecting some homes to show my buyer clients, I read this remark in MLS “do not call the listing agent”. Why not? Isn’t their job to get your house sold? Ask for the Broker Synopsis of the MLS sheet to see the public and Realtor only remarks.
As a seller, do not restrict showing times/days. Buyers are out looking at homes seven days a week, morning, noon and after five pm. Be flexible and have your house ready to show!

-Photos- It’s a fact that most buyers begin their search online and the first thing they see are the photos of your house. Buyers are interested in seeing the house, not your personal belongings. It’s not a good impression when the reflection of the person taking the photos are visible in the mirrors, TV on, toilet seat up, toys scattered all over the house. It sends a message that the house is not well kept. Have your agent hire a professional photographer!

-Overpriced Listing- Did you hire your agent based on their suggested list price? Did your agent go with the price you wanted rather than fair market value? If you answered “YES” to these questions, your home might be overpriced. Remember, buyers are savvy and they know how much your house is worth before they ever step into the house. You have two choices, wait until the market catches up to your price or reduce it now. The choice is yours!

These are some of the common reasons why your house may not be showing.

If you are a homeowner in Clermont and surrounding areas thinking about selling, I would love the opportunity to interview for the job of marketing and selling your house. Call or text me at 407-929-1852, email bethatalay@gmail.com or visit www.WhereToLiveInOrlando.com

Why Isn’t My House Getting any Showings?



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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Overpricing is probably the main reason, even amazing pictures can bring a lot of curious eyes, those are not really useful for the sale. 

Apr 24, 2018 01:26 PM #15
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

it seems to me that it takes the listing and buyers agent working in harmony to get the home sold quick as possible?

Apr 24, 2018 06:08 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Beth in my market the key is correct pricing and proper marketing, if you do not market it properly such as virtual tours, professional photography and correct pricing, the sellers can be assured that the listing will be there for a while... just because it is a sellers market it does not mean buyers do not know what the market value is, Endre

Apr 24, 2018 09:00 PM #17
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I wish I had $0.10 for every time I got asked that question in my career. That's not because I don't get many showings Beth Atalay 

Apr 24, 2018 10:31 PM #18
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

So true, Beth.  I ran into a waterfront lot listing this morning listed as a single family home.  And, a luxury oceanfront home that was listed in the wrong area.  Both of these properties will not get the number of showings they should as well.

Apr 25, 2018 05:37 AM #19
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

If access is not an issue it is almost always price.  I use a simple 30-10-1 rule.  If within 30 days a listing has not had at least 10 showings and 1 offer (even if low or unsuccessful) then price must be considered.

Apr 25, 2018 06:28 AM #20
Rachel Carter

It's critical to explain to your sellers that the buyers determine the value of a home. Therefore, the indicators of an overpriced home is no showings, no offers or a lot of showings and no offers. Once they understand that dynamic, sellers see the value of pricing correctly.

Apr 25, 2018 06:57 AM #21
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

There are multiple reasons why a listed property is not getting many showings.

The consumer would be well served to read your reasons and then evaluate which might be affecting their listing.

Thanks for sharing.

Apr 25, 2018 09:59 AM #22
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I agree with all you say. However, how can a seller know whether the agent is responding well to other agents?

Apr 25, 2018 11:46 AM #23
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Atalay - You always give the perfect advice and you're so willing to share what works and what doesn't. In other words, you always give your best as Broker and Friend on ActiveRain.

Apr 25, 2018 11:48 AM #24
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Another obstacle, w hich I encountered today, is too many showing restrictions. " "no showings before 10am no showings after 3pm, no showings before noon on Sunday"--ridiculous

Apr 25, 2018 01:44 PM #25
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Beth,

These are all good reasons. Our job is to make it as easy as possible for people to get through the door in person, but the seller needs to reasonably cooperate. If you are doing all you can, it may be something else. Heavy snow, taxes, travel season, sports, etc can all be mitigating factors.

Apr 25, 2018 03:48 PM #26
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Beth, I have been trying to schedule an appointment on a condo for a couple of days. Left texts and called the broker...No reply. Tried leaving a phone message, but mailbox is full!

Apr 26, 2018 04:30 AM #27
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Good morning Beth Atalay     This week I talked to some clients who want to sell their home.    They asked why another house hadn't sold, and when I showed them the presentation on the MLS itI was clear.     Same price, same dark photos, same agent, all of which didn't work last year...     May I reblog?

Apr 26, 2018 07:34 AM #28
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Do not call the listing agent...hmmm...we see that in limited service listings...you are then supposed to call the Seller...oh yicks !

Apr 28, 2018 03:17 AM #29
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Beth

There are some very good reasons why a seller's home may not be getting any showings, and you covered them beautifully, and provided some excellent advice. No showings these days means there is a problem, or perhaps several. Good news they are all fixable!


Apr 29, 2018 04:26 PM #30
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Yep, no showings - or frequent showings and no offers indication a problem. Pricing, condition, location...and yes for no showings, marketing or accessibility issues. Good points, Beth D 

May 02, 2018 07:27 AM #31
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sometimes, too...buyers walk into a home and just feel "bad energy". I've had this happen and buyers can't necessarily put their finger on it, but it's just "something" that doesn't feel right. 

Or maybe they're always in the running, but never quite there. I call it the Bridesmaid, Never a Bride sydrome. And once again, you may need to change the energy of the home. Fresh coat of paint? More decluttering? New entry door? New landscaping? Removing more of those family accoutrements? It can be any number of things. We have to be instinctive with our clients as well as pragmatic. It takes a very savvy Realtor to figure out the mystery. 

May 20, 2018 09:40 AM #32
Lane Yates
Yates Realty Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Lake Norman NC Homes & Charlotte NC Homes

Great good-to-know info!  Will keep this in mind with first-time sellers.

May 23, 2018 09:50 AM #33
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Over priced homes are the biggest issue. Bad (or limited) photos will also get you hit by the delete button.

May 23, 2018 11:05 AM #34
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