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The successful sale of your home rests in your hands.  Smart sellers will:
 
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.