Help, FSBO/ No Calls Coming In From Local Ads!!! - Posted by Dan
Posted by Dan on October 25, 1998 at 11:51:13:
We have our house for sale by owner, as the subject line says. We have just started our ad campaign, we have the standard sign up front,sign at entrance to house development and have just place a one month newspaper campaign in the local papers, which goes to four different papers. It runs in every wed/sat paper and on the internet. Last wed was the first run of the ad. We received 2 calls from last wed paper but as of today we have not received any furthur calls, we are suprised that we did not receive calls yesterday (sat’s) paper, thinking more people may read and be out looking at real estate on the weekend. We have checked the paper to see if the ad has been placed and it has.
Below is a copy of the ad for everyone here to see. This is exactly the way it reads:
IMMACULATE S. Whidbey home. Large sunny lot, 3 BD 1 BA. Large garage with room for shop. Close to ferry. Territorial views. Close to schools and shopping. 2725 E Sun Vista Circle, Clinton. $117,999 (Phone Number) Call for appointment.
We have had a couple of market appraisals done, and the value is between 115,000 and 125,000.
We have been told many times whenever anyone has seen the house how nice it is, it has new paint,new roof,basically it is immaculate condition, ready to move into. Has curb appeal, we keep the yard up. We are confused and somewhat concerened. We also realize this isnt the prime time to sell but locally houses are still selling. What could be wrong is our big question and how do we attract buyers.
Any comments,suggestons would be greatly appreciated.