Although I work mostly as a Buyer Agent in Savannah, Ga., my experience in real estate confirms the below article's 6 keys to selling your home.
All six keys are important, but pricing a home is probably the most important key at this stage of the real estate recovery. Having worked with many buyers in the Savannah home market , this recession has caused buyers to have little patience with over-priced homes. If your home is in great condition and is ready to move in without the buyer having to do a lot of work, that's good, but understanding that distressed homes do have an effect on overall prices is important to pricing your home right. Many buyers have made up their minds that they will buy a distressed home and put the work into cleaning it up and doing some repairs if the price is right, so these homes are definitely competitive.
A good listing agent will tell you straight what affects your price. Still, as the ariticle says, curb appeal and no clutter and good condition are still very important, because not everyone wants to do a lot of work after buying a home. So, if you have everything in place, plus a good competitive price, and you negotiate realistically, you shouldn't experience any major problems selling your home. Lately, in Savannah, I've noticed a pick up in home sales, but I've also noticed that pricing is more rational.