Price it right. The No. 1 thing that will sell a house quickly is price. Of course you want to make sure that it is out there and people know it is for sale. But all the marketing in the world won’t sell an overpriced house.
OK, so just how do you play the home-sale version of “The Price is Right”? That crackerjack agent you hired should have a good sense of what price will help sell your home sooner rather than later. As the owner, your objectivity is diminished, so give your agent free rein, within reason, to set the price. The broker will look at the average days a home in your neighborhood is on the market, how your home compares to others in the area and its condition.
Keep in mind too that even if you are able to find a buyer at above market value, an appraiser will have to “approve” the price if the buyer is financing the home. This can be a deal killer and is becoming more and more prominent.