Even in a down market, real estate will move, provided it meets certain criteria. In other words, if you address all aspects of preparing and marketing your home, you can realistically expect your Grayson County home to sell. However, if you fail to do so, you could be faced with an expired listing. 

If you don't want to be another casualty of this "sputtering" real estate market, you must take care of three key issues, which include:

* The condition of your home---You simply can't expect buyers to want to purchase your Grayson County home if the home is in poor condition----unless you are willing to take a deeply discounted sales price. Because today's real estate market is still a decidedly buyer's market, buyers are looking to buy homes that they can move into; not homes that need a considerable amount of work. Although you may want to think twice before embarking on any major renovations, you definitely need to address other things, such as repairs and updates. In other words, don't put your home on the market without taking care of basic maintenance issues, such as leaky faucets and torn or badly worn carpeting. Get your home clean from top to bottom and organized. Take care of basic maintenance issues such as painting the walls and updating light fixtures.

* The price of your home---Sellers who are looking to get a few more bucks could be sabotaging their chances of selling their home. It is more important now than any other time in the last 20 years, to price your home to sell. If you don't have a time frame for moving, then you can price your home 5-6 % over market with the knowledge that a systematic approach to reducing the price may be necessary to keep your home from growing stale on the market. If that happens you will probably end up taking a lower sales price than you otherwise would have if you had priced it according to a sound competitive market analysis. If you have a short time frame in which to sell, then you must price aggressively so you aren't held up on your move.

* The marketing of your home--- Although it may seem like a good idea to sell your home on your own, without any help from a Realtor, the reality is that Realtors simply have more resources to get your home quickly on the market and found by the buyers who use the internet  to begin their home search----and statistics show us that over 90% of buyers start their home search online  Faster exposure means a quicker sale. A Realtor can get your home exposed through a number of outlets that just are not available any where else---like MLS, Realtor.com and over 30 other real estate specific web sites, thereby helping you sell your home quicker and for a better price.