Price Your Home To-Do List

By Steve Flanagan

New listings receive the most attention within the first 30 days. One of the most important things any home seller must do is price their property correctly. To arrive at the right asking price, conduct your own Comparative Market Analysis.

Compare your home to similar homes currently listed on the market by researching listing websites, classified ads, realtor sites and Open Houses in your area.

Review recent sales in your neighborhood through county property transfer records.

Consider hiring a professional appraiser to give you an expert opinion of your home’s value in today’s housing market.

Review and document improvements you’ve made that may impact your home’s value.

Analyze all your research, and set an asking price.

Are you in a hurry to sell? Consider reducing your asking price by 5 percent to attract more buyers.