Choosing an experienced listing agent is crucial in getting you the highest price in the shortest time.
Their primary job should be to market your home aggressively. Besides listing your home on the M.L.S, they should also do open houses; pass out flyers and postcards to the neighborhood to announce your listing, and list your home in local newspapers and magazines.
The more marketing you do the probability of receiving more offers become favorable. This allows you to have more choices to get the price and terms that you prefer. The greatest factor in marketing your home is to price it right. Your Realtor should provide you recent comparables of homes that have sold in the area similar to the subject property.
The prices of homes will reflect the current market conditions. The key is to attract as many prospective buyers at a fair market value rather than having no potential buyers because the price is inflated.
The next important factor affecting the value of your home is the condition of the property. Make sure that your home is ready to be sold by fixing any defects and maintaining the home clean. Remember, the first impression is the most important to a buyer.