Your neighborhood and the comps are going to dictate most of what your asking price will be, however, you can do many things to make sure that your home is at the top of the curve.
*Make sure that your home looks wonderful and welcoming on the outside. Sellers often forget about the 'curb appeal'. This is going to be the buyers first impression and, as you know, first impressions are lasting.
*De-clutter, de-personalize and organize. Walk into your home as if you are a buyer. Are things in place and put away? Rule of thumb is that less is better. Bring some friends and neighbors by that you know will give you an honest opinion and ask them!
*Neutralize. If you have hardwoods, don't cover them up! Too many area rugs can scare buyers that there are problems underneath.
*Bring in fresh flowers and make sure that your home smells good for visitors
*Have a fabulous realtor in your corner that will market your home effectively by writing a catching description, taking great pictures and again, being honest on what could be done to make your home look it's best.
Let me know if and when you decide to sell. I would be happy to share with you what my company and I will do once we list your home to get it sold!
Century 21 Sweyer & Associates