We're fed up. The realtors we listed with has done little to nothing to push the sale of our house. In fact, the promises they made to keep us advised of current market trends and feedback from other realtors who actually had clients to show our house to have dropped off. They have not brought a single client to view our house.
Enough is enough. I contacted a highly regarded, local realtor who spent an half hour on the phone with me giving advice without any pressure to list with him. He works for a large, national real estate company and has much greater resources available to sell our home.
I sent an email to the first realtors stating we are immediately terminating our listing agreement with them. I can't wait to see what their response will be and what kind of reaction they will have. After all, it's all about customer service, we're the customer and we're not getting anything but excuses.
It's going to get interesting. The second realtor has told me that if we list with him and the house doesn't sell by the end of October, it would be a good idea to pull it from the market and re-list it the last week of February next year. It would then appear as a new listing instead of one that's been on the market (by that time) for eight months, causing prospective buyers to pass on looking at the house thinking there is something wrong with it.
This opens up a new can of worms, I have to really lock into a part or full time job for the winter. I have applied to over a dozen different job listings in my field (Investigator), including two more today that just popped up. So far, nothing has panned out. I can't even be a french fry cook at McDonald's because they just tore down the local one as part of a road widening project. :c(
So that's the puzzle of what we're looking at, it may be another long winter here in Northern Virginia. Yep, I'll have to winterize the Journey, hopefully for the very last time.
Thanks for sticking with us on our slow progress towards our fulltime life. We appreciate all your comments that have been very encouraging. I guess it all boils down to "Rome wasn't built in a day".