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Why the property is not selling/generating viewings?

Good morning, I was wondering if I could ask the community here for an advice. I'm in the middle of a messy situation following breakdown of relationship whereby both owners live in two different cities an the property is in third one. It is in everyone's interest to sell quickly and I've appointed an agent circa 4 weeks ago but I'm concerned about a number of viewings so far (two). The price is reasonable, property is on a generous plot (albeit on a council estate in Sheffield), and is in a decent condition in my view. Photos are professional too. Could someone perhaps provide me with some constructive feedback/input? I'd really appreciate it

Asked on Nov 11 2016, Selling in Sheffield | Report content

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  • Good morning, from our experience we are seeing a slowing of the market, this could have a direct impact on the number of viewings. From the two viewings that have taken place what has the feedback been, as this is important to gauge buyers opinion. Two viewings from 4 weeks of marketing is poor, and I would suggest asking the agent where are they marketing the property and why so few viewings? Is the price correct, we are seeing agents overvalue simply to get the instruction. I hope this is some help. Good luck Owen

    Answered on Nov 12 2016, Report content
  • I'm inclined to agree with Owen, in any market two viewings in a month is a poor result. That generally suggests that the price is wrong, but it may be something in the marketing that isn't tempting potential buyers to make the call. Detailed feedback from the viewings would be very useful. If you want to send me the Zoopla link to your property's details I'll gladly have a look for you and offer some confidential advice.

    Answered on Nov 14 2016, Report content
  • Hi Owen, Thanks for input. The feedback from the two viewings I've had so far was that there was nothing negative with the property and that potential buyers liked the house. The first ones decided to put an offer on a newer built property. I'm also concerned about the fact that 2 viewings over 4 weeks is rather poor and I've raised it with the agent to which they replied there is a lot of competition within the area and suggest that I perhaps reduce the price. Like I said earlier, this is a complicated situation following a breakdown of relationship and the ultimate decision is not mine to be made. I'm dealing with the aspect of selling on behalf of my fiancée and her ex partner. My understanding is that the agent is marketing on property portals, their own website/shopfront and in the local newspaper. Plus I tried to share everywhere I could (Facebook, Tweeter, Gumtree, etc). The price appear to be reasonable as I've had a number of conversations regarding various quotes we had previously as some of them were exaggerated and I knew they would not result in much interest. It is comparable to similar properties within the area (although its' significant advantage is the fact that the garden is on the front, back and side as it's a corner plot). Perhaps, I could share the link in private so that you could cast an eye? Like I said any feedback is very much appreciated. Thanks, Greg

    Answered on Nov 14 2016, Report content
  • Ken, Thanks for response. I'd be more than happy to send you a link if you could provide some confidential advice. Shall I send details to an e-mail address listed in your profile? Would you also be available for a quick phone call? The only feedback I had so far was that both potential buyers liked the house and there was nothing negative to report. the price seemed reasonable to me and I'm very concerned that there is so little interest from the market. Like I said, this situation concerns breakdown of relationship a number of years ago and it got to a stage where a court order to sell was discussed. Please let me know and I'll e-mail/call you tomorrow. Thanks, Greg

    Answered on Nov 15 2016, Report content
  • Hi Greg, One thing you may want to check is whether your agent is marketing the property correctly. Sometimes it can have to do with the property not being valued accurately (usually too high) or the marketing not being up to scratch. One thing I would do is check the agent's performance in your area. At you can check the local market share (high market share meaning that buyers interested in your area will be attracted to that agent due to high stock) and also the percentage of the asking price achieved (which is essentially a measure of how good a valuer an agent is). It's a free service without any obligation on you to do anything at all. But hopefully it will give you an idea of whether your agent is good at their job or give you an idea of which agent is actually doing really well in your local area. Happy to answer any questions if you have any more.

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    Answered on Feb 21 2017, Report content

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