How to Get an Offer on Your Home

 1. Price it right

Set a price at the lower end of your property’s realistic price range.

2. Prepare for visitors

Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.

3. Be flexible about showings

It’s often disruptive to have a house ready to show at the spur of the moment. But the more amenable you can be about letting people see your home, the sooner you’ll find a buyer.

4. Anticipate the offers

Decide in advance what price and terms you’ll find acceptable.

5. Don’t refuse to drop the price

If your home has been on the market for more than 30 days without an offer, you should be prepared to at least consider lowering your asking price.

Source: REALTOR® magazine (RealtorMag.Realtor.org) with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.