The Price is Right
Get your house appraised, then shave off 15 percent of the value. Keep in mind that it is a risk, but you will get lots of people checking out the property casting multiple bids.
Take about half of the items in your closet and hide them away, and organize what's left. Everyone always is looking for storage, so the appearance of more space can go a long way.
You want to get the most light in your home. Use higher wattage bulbs, take down drapes, cut any bushes blocking sunlight; anything you can think to add more light.
Find a Great Agent
Hiring the wrong broker can be costly. You want someone who's in-the-loop and be tech-savvy. These people will have more tools available at their disposal to sell your home.
Pets = Unclean
A lot of people have a misconception that encountering pet hair or a dog food bowl means your home is dirty. While this is probably untrue, you need to cater to potential buyers. Send your pets away for the day when potential buyers come, and make sure there's no hair hanging around.
Make Your Home a House
Depersonalize your house as much as possible and put it in storage; things like family photos, memorabilia, etc. The less personal stuff you have, the more a potential buyer can visualize living in your home. Then, stage your home to maximize floor space.