Why doesn't my Leavenworth home get more showings?

If you are asking this question about a current home in Leavenworth, think about the following dilemmas.

  • Overpriced. With over 160 Leavenworth homes for sale  homes that are not aggressively priced aren't likely to get shown.
  • Expensive homes. Let's face it. Very few homes sell above $700,000. Expect fewer showings because less qualified buyers exist.
  • Tough showing instructions. 24 hr notice? Listing Agent must be present? No lock box? Call agent for appointment?  Vacant homes with lock boxes get the most showings, period.
  • Poor photos online. Only 1 photo online? Bad lighting? Cluttered house? Online visitors are likely to want to see your home. If your home shows up on this website it's bad news.
  • Staging? Is your house vacant or well staged or is it cluttered, dirty and filled with pet and cigarette odors.
  • Is it winter? Is your drive plowed? Do I need a big 4x4?
  • Is your house remote? Houses that are easy to get to are easy to show.
  • Too unique? Houses that are near the "median" get shown more. Cabins and condos under $300,000 are our bread and butter.  The less your house fits the "average buyer" , the less it is likely to show.

 

And unfortunately..

  • Less houses are being sold (and shown) than in 2006. Sometimes home sellers can do everything right, but that's not enough.

Comments

This came in my email: Just a note in response to this posting - it's hilarious! As a retired 20-year Realtor (majority with WRE) I recall a pic in a listing of a seller swimming in his outdoor pool, except that the photo looked as if the pool had a dead body floating in it. I called the agent who quickly removed it from his listing, plus with his permission I forwarded that pic to a Title Rep who did one day workshops on Improving Listing Photos. Still laughing about that one. Thanks for all of your information about keeping it real in this market. This is valuable insight for us as we anticipate selling our Leavenworth residence sometime next year. Keep 'em coming! Margo & Dave

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Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.

 

Testimonials

 

Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
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- Laura Anderson

 

 

As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
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- Jean Stern

 

 

Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
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- Terry Foster

 

 

Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

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- Ryan Olsen

 

 

It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

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- Cammie Schlosser

 

Moving to Leavenworth?

Are you looking for a cabin or a condo in Leavenworth that your family can use as a home base when climbing, skiing or hiking around Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee?

Maybe you rent a house here and have decided to stay, surprised how a summer of rafting somehow turned into seven years.

Maybe it’s time to escape the hustle of the big city (and its rain) and move to Leavenworth with its four seasons.

Maybe you bought a condo years ago, don’t seem to use as much, and it’s time to sell.

Whatever your motivation, we are here to help. If you are buying a home, the best place to start is with our Homebuyer’s Guide to Leavenworth.