Why do some houses sell and others don’t?There’s no ultimate answer to this question, but Tribune Media Services columnist Ilyce Glink has a theory. Here are her six top reasons properties linger on the market:
*Lousy pictures on the Web.
*Priced too high for the neighborhood.
*Blah interior; ho-hum landscaping.
*Little online marketing and hard-to-find MLS listings.
*Low commissions. Practitioners make sure their customers see properties that offer a payoff.
*Miserable maintenance, including ceiling stains, leaky faucets, and ancient furnaces.
Source: Tribune Media Services, Ilyce Glink (08/02/2009)