Selling your home? The cards are in your favor (edited from CNN Money Article)
Catch buyers' attention, and get multiple offers,
by pricing your home in line with comparable sales.
Selling your home?
To get your best price, though, you need to finesse your timing, list competitively priced and match your marketing strategy to local conditions.
Lower your sights to make more money.
Rising prices breed rising hopes: In a recent poll, brokers complained that 75% of homeowners think their agent's recommended listing price is too low.
Pricing your property above recent sales to cash in on the momentum may slow down deals, and sitting on the market too long can stigmatize a house.
Catch buyers' attention -- and get multiple offers -- by pricing your home in line with comparable sales, "Then let the market take it higher."
It's tempting to postpone selling to hold out for a better price. But if you want to move to a new place, act sooner rather than later.
Smooth out your home's rough patches.
Repair that leaky roof and address other obvious structural problems, or you'll have to subtract the cost of doing so from your price.
"In today's economy, many buyers don't have as much savings left over after their down payment for improvements,"