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Why hasn't your home sold?

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There are so many reasons why some homes have been selling, while others are still sitting on the block. There are a few questions to ask yourself - and honesty is the best policy - this includes being honest with yourself. 1. Is the price right? The number one thing that buyers are looking for is value - and they can get it.  Put yourself in the buyer's shoes. Is what your home priced within what the rest of the market is now offering? * Is it priced relative to the assessed value? Recent activity has shown that homes that are fairly priced to the assessed value have received the love. * Are the comps in your area indicating that they are in move in condition? * Are you looking a bit beyond your immediate zone for comps - because in this environment, people are looking for the best house at the best price, and sometimes schools are not always the only consideration. 2. Is it being shown from the buyer's perspective - again buyers are not looking for your taste

Open House - True or False?

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19 Ravenglass Dr - advertised as 20 Ravenglass Dr - which is not yet built 17 Ravenglass Dr - The only real Open House 18 Ravenglass Dr - advertised as 22 Ravenglass - which is not yet built So we were bit by Spring fever and curiosity to see a luxury community in North Stamford, Windemere on the Lake. So, my husband and I ventured out to look at what we thought were several Open Houses in a planned luxury community in North Stamford, CT, piqued by photos and descriptions that looked amazing - beautiful lush greenery, a lake, property surrounded by a wildlife preserve of 74 acres, using green technology. a clubhouse, pool and tennis court, services with interiors using Wolf and Sub Zero, Christopher Peacock cabinetry, Marvin windows - you get the picture. There were 3 that were advertised as "Open House 1 - 4pm" : When we arrrived, there were in fact 3 of a total of 24 planned homes on the sub-divided property, however, only one had an open door - one avail