1. Put the home in the best condition possible.
2. Price the home correctly.
3. Hire the right agent.
Here is a strategy we have used for many years to increase the number of buyers to our listings.
Even-number pricing. Simply put, buyers cannot easily remember odd random numbers, like $637,888. A price of $635,000 or $640,000 is much easier for the buyer to remember. If you are close to a $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000 search parameter, definitely choose to be on that number. For example, many sellers who are priced at $605,000 or $705,000 would take $600,000 or $700,000 for their home, but by being just $5,000 over the $50,000 or $100,000 search parameter buyers use when searching for homes, they will miss half the market.
Here is an example:
At $705,000, you will get buyers who are looking in the $700,000 - $750,000 range, or $700,000 - $800,000 range. You will be missing half the market who is looking in the $600,000 - $700,000 range, or $650,000 - $700,000 range. By pricing at $700,000, you would effectively double the number of property searches you come up in when buyers are searching on the internet (where over 90% of buyers start their search for a home). This extra exposure could be the one thing that brings enough additional buyers to your home to secure an offer.