If SPEED is truly your number one priority, then PRICE is, at best SECOND.
Now, if you are saying this, do you really mean it?
Because, before you're through, push is going to come to shove!
1.) You MUST have a good Realtor working for you
2.) You must listen to them, (believe me, this is not taken for granted.
3.) It would be better if the House was VACANT, but, if not;
4.) Pack up everything that you are not using on a daily basis
5.) This would include half of the furniture, all of the nic-nacs, all of the personal stuff like photos, and almost all of the toys,(assuming that you have tots).
6.) It would probably be a good idea to pack up the STEREO and all the TV's. (Try to live without them for a while.
7.) I've heard it said that when you commit to selling your house, it is no longer YOUR house, it belongs to the BUYER!
8.) Keep up with the laundry, no clean or dirty laying around.
9.) Pack up most of the Kitchen, pans, dishes, utensils, extra food. Pack the toster over, it looks bad on the counter, (You can keep the Microwave, because you use it all the time, but I really don't like it setting on the counter.)
10.) Hardly anything on the counters.
11.) No burned out light bulbs
12.) Trim all the bushes away from the house.
13.) Get a storage Unit for a couple months; you can't stack everything in the garage, it looks tacky.
14.) If you're not committed enough to do 1-14, stop here; it won't work!
15.) Decide, with your Realtor what you want to sell the house for, and,
16.) Take another 10-15% off.
17.) Inthe first two weeks, you will have the "WOW" factor; do two OPEN HOUSES with lots of signs directing traffic to your house. Bake bread or cookies just before the Open House starts. Let the Realtor do the Open House alone; go shopping or to the park.
The first Offer(s) you get will probably be even lower than your List; do not panic! Any offer is a good thing; they want the place; now all you're doing is negotiating the price.
Isn't this fun?
Good luck and may God bless