5 Must-Dos for Home Sellers

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Nearly every real-estate story you read these days has a sentence (or a paragraph) about the tightness of the housing market, especially for first-time buyers. Not only are homes available for sale scarce, they are expensive.

High demand for a scarce commodity is generally good for sellers, hence the high prices. That does not mean, however, that sellers can just put up a “For Sale” sign and wait for the offers to come pouring in.

To maximize the sale price of your home in today’s market, you need to think beyond finding a good agent. You also have to think a bit outside the box.

Fortunately, the pros at Realtor.com have made that a little easier. Here are five tips they believe are essential for sellers to follow in today’s real estate market.