Why is My Lake Charles Home Not Selling?

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“Why Has My Lake Charles Home Not Sold”

If  your Lake Charles home for sale  is  being shown regularly and you have not received any offers,  it  is not because  of a lack of  marketing or advertising  on my part as your Realtor.  The systems that I have in place provide exposure of your listing to reach as many buyers as possible.  These systems allow me to track how many times your Lake Charles Home has been viewed online. I usually discuss what Seller’s can expect when Listing a Lake Charles Home for Sale by sharing  examples of the marketing that I will be providing  and tracking views of site visitors as we move forward. When I list you home I will also discuss condition and price recommendations and the types of offers a Seller can expect to receive. Throughout the list time on the market  I will be able to provide  a Seller with statistics, site views and showing feedback; however  What I cannot do is give a Seller an  answer to the specific question :

 Why is My House Not Selling? or Why Have I Not Received an Offer on My Home?

 If your Lake Charles home is not selling it is usually due to price or perhaps it can be condition of the home.  Our Lake Charles real estate market is a buyer’s market and we currently have almost 800 active listings for sale in Calcasieu Parish.   Buyer’s have many homes to choose from and it just takes the right match.  Many buyers are specific with what they are looking for and if your home does not match the buyer’s criteria it does not mean it is not going to sell.  Real estate is a market of time and price.

Real estate is local and each home sale is unique with various circumstances.  Throughout the time your home is listed and shown, I will always keep a Seller informed and share feedback from showings with the Seller.

I can provide  a Seller with average days on the market for the area and other Calcasieu Parish real estate stats however, I cannot predict when your home will sell.  What I can provide Lake Charles Home Sellers with is advice of pricing, condition and other suggestions to attract incentive and SELL your Lake Charles Home!  You get my best effort but that may not be all it takes.

Perhaps  there could be some obstacles to factor into the equation as to why buyers do not write an offer such as:

  • Short Sale/foreclosure
  • Contingency
  • Condition
  • Price
  • Location
  • Flood zone
  • Floorplan
  • Age

Listening to the feedback and making adjustments that can be made will help.  Sellers have to think like a buyer does.  Although a seller may love their purple shutters or the easy care of scored concrete flooring, buyers may be turned off by certain home features.  Every Buyer will be unique and have their own criteria of what they are looking for. It’s all personal choice.  It just takes the right match and getting an offer on your home will require time and patience.

Sometimes a price reduction is necessary.  Our local Lake Charles real estate market is always adjusting.  The recent comps  may not support the current list price and may have changed since your home was listed, so reviewing the market trends is important.

I cannot predict when a Buyer will make an offer on your home. What I can tell you is you can be assured that I will market your home to reach as many buyers as possible , and keep you informed!

Marilyn Boudreaux is a Full Time Licensed REALTOR in the State of Louisiana affiliated with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s.

Copyright 2012© Marilyn Boudreaux

Marilyn Boudreaux, REALTOR® 337-499-9592

Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.’s

4410 Nelson Road

Lake Charles, LA USA 70605

337 478-1578

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