Homeowners naturally want to obtain the best possible price. However be realistic, and don't place such a high price on your home that prospective purchasers will be discouraged from inspecting and/or making offers on the property.

It is always wise to obtain an appraisal of your property from a qualified and reputable appraisal firm, even if the market prices can be established with reasonable certainty. The name of a reputable appraiser may be obtained from your financial institution. The cost of an appraisal for the average home is approximately $200. Not only does an appraisal give you peace of mind, it is also insurance if there is any doubt as to what a proper market price would be, so that your property will not be undersold.