Location is one issue which we cannot influence and only in rare cases can be mitigated. For example if you are near the C-Train or Major road way, you could construct a berm or sound wall which can mitigate some of the effect of sound. However this is a cost prohibitive and not something that makes sense financially for most homeowners. Obviously some locations are less valuable to buyers and your asking price must reflect this.
- Sellers will not or cannot take the time and / or afford to improve the condition of their homes.
- Realtors are unwilling to or dont understand know how to utilize marketing efforts that actually work.
- Asking price of the home was too high to begin with because of wishful thinking or poor sales knowledge.