Tips for selling in today's market
Consider hiring a professional photographer and home-
stager to make your house look its best in marketing material and
during open houses.
Do the home staging before putting the house on the market — the
first 30 days a house is on the market is critical.
Price it right. Compare it to other, similar properties, do a market
analysis, listen to a qualified real estate agent or Realtor.
Put a fresh coat of paint inside and out as needed.
Weed the garden and mulch flowerbeds.
Consider taking a loss if you've got equity.
Make sure the Web presentation puts the best foot forward — when
writing a description of the property for the listing, use whimsy and
humor; tell a story.
Consider a pre-marketing home inspection to identify and fix problems
potential buyers might find.
If you are living in your home, keep it in a high state of readiness so
that it could be prepared for a showing within 15 minutes to a half-hour.
Source: Local real estate agents.