In the current market, homes are treated more like a commodity. The buyer wants more house for the same amount, or the same house for less money. 80% of your results will come from the price.
If you are using an agent, they are responsible for marketing and negotiating, but the market will dictate the price. If you need the name of a good agent up there I would be glad to give you one.
Check out ActiveRain---it's a network of real estate professionals that blog for the benefit of consumers. You can learn more about:
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Hope this helps!
All the best,
The first thing I would suggest doing is interviewing a realtor and have them provide you with a comparative market analysis so you can see what recent solds are in your area. Put your asking price based on those numbers. Your realtor can suggest what may need to be done to your house get it ready for sale. Decluttering, cleaning,painting, fixing things that are not in working order.
A full-time Realtor can help you with the entire process of selling your house.