1. Price the property right. Remember, you are in competition with similar properties in your area. Don't over price. Time and time again those that price competitively end up with multiple offers and often a sale price higher than the asking price.
2. Clean and remove clutter. This goes for inside and outside of house. You want curb appeal and don't want to turn off potential buyers. Removing clutter makes the rooms look bigger, brighter and more inviting. If possible, get someone to help you stage the house.
3. Repair and paint as needed. Do a neat, quality job even if that requires hiring a professional. If you do a sloppy, unprofessional job, it could lower the value of your home (costing you more in lost revenue than what you may have saved by doing it yourself or having a non-professional do it.)
4. Remove or repair old carpets, tile, worn or unfinished hardwood floors, etc.
5. Be flexible about allowing people to view your property. An agent may have a very limited window for his buyers to see property and may not be able to reschedule to suit your convenience. Many times a home doesn't sell because the owner made it too difficult to schedule times for agents to show it, so they end up showing someone else's which the buyers purchase.
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