The most immediate methods for reviving a stale real estate listing in NYC include making a price adjustment, considering staging and aesthetic upgrades, decluttering, taking new photos and conducting broker outreach. If your asking price is slightly above a key search threshold such as $500k or $1 million, going below such a level will unlock an entirely new set of buyers who may not have seen your property originally.
Staging can also enhance your listing’s marketability, especially if you make changes which directly address the feedback received by buyers and brokers at showings. For example, replacing a Twin bed with a Queen or King may address concerns that a bedroom is too small to accommodate a larger bed.
If all else fails, hiring a new listing agent and relisting your home can help revive some of the energy and optimism surrounding your listing.