Follow steps below to get a higher price for your house:
1. Get your house ready to sell:
a. Remove clutter, starting from most important room in house...the kitchen. Then move on to bathroom, closets, furniture and storage areas.
b. Fix up house interior, but watch your spending! You'll be surprised at how quickly costs add up! Spend money only on items that will increase value of house more than your costs. To learn how to make thousands of dollars in profit from fixing up your home go to: http://netman-ecommerce-guru.com/fix-up
c. Fix up exterior of your house by tidying up yard, fixing cracks in driveway and making sure windows and doors open easily. Spray WD40 on all hinges. Also, check that exterior lights and doorbell work. Power-washing driveway and porch can do wonders.
2. Select a realtor who is willing to learn why your house is worth more than competition. Interview several realtors until it becomes obvious who knows their stuff and who doesn't. Since a house is usually biggest investment in most people's lives, there could be some intense moments in negotiation process. Be sure you feel comfortable with realtor as a person.
3. Set a starting price and lowest price you will accept. If you have lots of time to sell your house, you can start price slightly higher than market value. If your start price is too high, your house won't sell, or bank won't finance it. If you reduce listing price later, other realtors will think there is something wrong with your house and will only bring bargain hunters. A realistic price is best place to start.