Unfortunately the market is tough right now. I am a Realtor in Lakeland, FL and many homes out here are taking 12 months and longer to sell.
As for Open Houses, only 1% of homes sell through an Open House.
Ask your Realtor to do a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) of your home based on sales in your area in the last six months, Actives in the last six months, and Withdrawns in the last six months. You should be priced just above the most recent sold (take into consideration your square footage, please), AND just below the other homes on the market. If your price is in the Withdrawn level, you are priced too high.
Other hints and tips include upping your commission to a higher percentage to induce Realtors to show your home or offering a Realtor Bonus of $500-$2000.
Price is the cure for everything in this market. Drop your price even $100 a week in the MLS and it will force the listing to show up as a reduction and come back to the attention of all the buyers in the market that are set up on automatic pilot for listings that fit their criteria to be sent to them via e-mail on a daily basis.
Also consider offering Buyer bonuses; seller paid closing costs, cosmetic upgrade allowance, or even a savings bond in whatever amount to be paid at closing.
Make sure that you have home for sale signs with arrows from major roads to your home. This will help alot if you are tucked back in a neighborhood. Make sure however that you do not place the signs in the right of ways as the garbage men will usually take them to the dump.
One last hint..."Yellow flowers sell houses." Yellow is cheerful and adds color to the outside of your home. Don't ask me why it works...but it does.
When all else fails, if you are in dire need, consider asking your Realtor to do a short sale which is negotiating with the bank to sell the home for less than you owe. You walk away with no money, but you don't have the dragon on your back either.
Keller Williams Realty of Lakeland