A few things to keep in mind if you plan to sell your home in 2012

Listing your home now rather than waiting for the start of the traditional spring home-buying season could be a smart decision.

On average there are fewer homes for sale in January/February and a house that is priced right and staged well will stand out even more with less competition.

Lenders, home inspectors, movers and other vendors also see a seasonal dip in transactions, which could mean a quicker, easier and possibly cheaper time to buy, sell and move.

Even if you’re not quite ready yet it is a good time to start the conversation with an experienced real estate agent who will guide you as to timing of the sales process, accurate pricing in today’s market and which repairs and preparations of your home would net you the most amount of money for the least cost.

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