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Price is critical but the right price needs to be combined with exposure so that you get the message out. Over 90% of buyers earch online so your home should be aggressively positioned to reach online buyers. And bear in mind that the majority of buyers still use real estate agents, so even if you prefer not using the service of a lisitng agent at this point, suggest you cooperate with agents on the buy side.
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Next, realtors can sabottage your sale. They would rather not make any money, than make a sale sharing the commission with another realtor, or with the homeowner. Also, one trick going on now is that the realtor is the buyer thru someone else, they make a very low offer, then, if you are anxious to sell, they will turn around and re-sell the property for a higher price. You would think with the current market this practice would not be popular, but it is.
Just read, read, read, and then read some more. The internet is great for finding information not only as a seller, but read the advise given to buyers so you know what to expect from your buyer. Also, sellers are viewed as "the bad people" when you read advise for the buyers, so that will help you know when to contact an attorney, for example. Pay attention to details. Don't let realtors tell you how much to settle for, how long to sign the contract for, read the fine print and then sign the contract for how long you decide. The price can be tricky since homeowners have sentimental value attached to the house -realtors don't.
All of the above come from experience for being loyal to a realtor, not listening to the realtor at the right time, believing everything I heard, waiting for the realtor to contact me when the contract said "24 hours" and the time past then lost the sale -the buyer was told I "could not be reached"; and on, and on, on...
Depending on your location, if the house is high value, mostly they are sold by realtors.