For six months, Jessica and Carl Doerrer's home in Hackettstown, N.J., has sat on the market.
Despite today's news that record low interest rates are encouraging more home buyers to finally purchase, in the Doerrers' case, their house has had no offers.
Now they're asking for $225,000 even though they bought the house for $325,000 six years ago.
What's worse? The house was appraised at $190,000. That gap, experts told ABC News, could be a huge problem if the Doerrers get an offer. When it comes to selling or refinancing a home, they say, banks aren't loaning the difference to any family these days.
"When a bank gets a low appraisal, they often won't do the loan at all because they feel as though it is overvalued … and they feel at risk," said Barbara Corcoran, a real estate expert and founder of the Corcoran Group. "So you can implore with the bank that they get a second look but the fact of the matter is it's rarely turned around."
ABC News brought in Alice Palmisano, the executive director of Brown Harris Stevens Appraisal and Consulting, to assess the Doerrers' home.
Keep reading to see the "after" shot of the room above and more "before/after" images.
She pointed out the overgrown yard - "I didn't bring my machete" - the clutter in the office and the carpet.
After the family removed their furniture, rolled up the rug and cut down the hedges, the Doerrers were still left with seven pages of additional work to do - and just 48 hours to do it.
In the end, the Doerrers spent $1,600 on improvements to their house. Their home was later appraised again and came in at $214,000 - $24,000 more than the previous estimate.
Below are detailed tips Palmisano shared with ABC News: