1. Price it right from the start (what’s my home worth?)
    • The first 30 days’ activity of your house being on the market is important.If you set the price too high, buyers and agents will stay away.
    • If you set the price too high, buyers and agents will stay away.
    • If you want to sell for $400,000, consider listing it at $399,999, rather than $400,500. That way, a computer search of anything between $350,000 and $400,000 will include your listing.
  2. Enhance your home’s curb appeal
    • Mow your lawn, flowers, mailbox, clean pathway, anything that creates the first impression when someone sees the house.
  3. Consider Updating the interior and exterior
    • Paint the rooms, paint old kitchen cabinets, touch-up blemishes, fix landscaping, etc.
  4. Clean, de-clutter and de-personalize
    • Fewer things inside makes the home look/feel bigger; get rid of junk.
    • Hide posters, religious items, pictures and other knick-knacks.
    • Maximize the light in the rooms and leave closets half empty.
  5. Stage the house to show how the rooms are supposed to be used
    • Some people don’t have an imagination so make sure empty spaces are used.
  6. Make the property easy to show
    • Be flexible about visits: more people see your house = more buyers.
  7. Remove your pets
    • Dog leashes, crates, bowls, etc.
  8. Make sure your listing is on all the major Real Estate web sites
    • Most buyers and agents begin their search online.
  9. Take plenty of good photos
    • Listings with more than 6 pictures are twice as likely to be viewed by buyers as listings that had fewer than 6 pictures.
  10. Share information about life in the neighborhood
    • Include pictures of nearby recreation, dining and shopping areas – market the lifestyle.
  11. Market to your neighbors
    • If you belong to neighborhood online message boards or email lists, send a link to your home’s online listing to your neighbors.
    • Invite your neighbors to your open house.
  12. Use Facebook to market your listing
    • If you have 150 friends to tell, your friends will have 150 friends each.
  13. Consider getting a termite inspection and home inspection before you sell
    • You can repair the things that need fixing before a potential buyer asks for repairs.