Don't discuss anything concerning the sale with a potential customer. Let your RealtorŪ discuss price, terms, possession and other factors concerning the sale. Your RealtorŪ is qualified to bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion.
Never apologize for appearance. It either distracts or accentuates the problem.
Pack valuables now and store extra furniture and knick-knacks.
Ask your RealtorŪ for specifics on how to prevent work orders, such as earth-wood contact, vents, etc.
Look at your property objectively. Pretend you're seeing it for the first time through a buyer's eyes. Remember - we only have one chance to make a good first impression.
Since an appraisal is required in financing a property, it's futile to price a property for more than it's worth....it won't appraise!
Most buyers are comparison shopping and looking at your home may convince them to make an offer on a different property.
Many potential buyers won't even look at an overpriced home, thinking it's out of their price range.
Properties left on the market for extended periods of time usually become "shop-worn," causing buyers to believe something is amiss.
Overpricing tends to dampen the other Real Estate agents' attitudes, making it less likely to be shown.
Overpricing lengthens marketing time and invariably results in a lower selling price than would have otherwise been obtained.