1) You want to sell your home for as much as the market will bear; and
2) you want to sell it quickly
Then, you need to do your best to address the following questions:
1) Does your home sparkle?*
2) Does your home currently highlight a unique feature?**
3) Does your home’s location offer something special to potential buyers?***
4) And finally, based on your answers to the above questions, is your home priced accordingly?****
*Your home needs to be clean (very, very clean, including carpets); it needs to be clutter-free (get a storage shed or give it away); it needs to be free of “odd” odors (smoke is the worst and pet smells are a close second); your home’s landscaping needs to be tidy and attractive (cut the grass, fill in the rock/mulch, trim the bushes and trees, etc.); your home needs to be shown with as much light as possible (natural light is best, but any light is better than a dark house).
**For example: a nicely remodeled kitchen; a comfortable and inviting sunroom, porch or patio; views of
the foothills or front range; a three-car garage when most homes in the neighborhood have just two; a
walkout basement with 9′ ceilings when similar homes have no walkout and 8′ ceilings; hardwood floors
when vinyl is typical; mid-century modern architecture, etc.
***For example: backing to a greenbelt; located on a lot across from a nice park; situated at the back end of a quiet cul-de-sac, etc.
****Even if everything else is perfect, if you don’t come close to asking the “right” price, your home won’t sell!