After a year of obsessing and comparing our house with others on MLS, I've determined exactly what needs to happen for our home to sell.
There are currently only five houses for sale in the Zachary area that have 5 bedrooms (or more), so there is not much of a selection for families with a large number of children. The other 4 homes are all in traditional subdivisions with tiny yards and therefore none of them has a barn.
We could speed the sale of our house up greatly if Georgia Pacific (the nearby paper mill) or River Bend (the nearby nuclear plant)..... and people wonder why we want to move?..... would hire someone, turn a blind eye to EEO rules and go slightly afoul of fair hiring questions.
If they could bring on board an engineer who is a "practicing" Catholic, Mormon or a fundamentalist evangelical type (i.e. LOTS of children) who also has a horse, then our house is sold! Instantly!
We need Catholics with a pony.
Seems simple to me.