Alicia, I am a successful Realtor and long time resident of Pasadena. How can you leave here? Seriously, the area has always been strong due to the value of the homes compared to surrounding areas, the strong reputation of the schools and proximity to major employers. That said, the higher price ranges are very, very slow. Right now the bargain hunters are out and $400K is no bargain. Your home needs to be immaculate and in the best condition possible to attract your buyer. You will also need an agent who will aggressively market, not just list in on the MLS and sit around waiting for a buyer. I would love to speak to you at your convenience and outline a marketing plan to get the job done. I have had a contract on a listing of mine in a very difficult neighborhood in ONE DAY! Feel free to give me a call at 410 255-7613.