Preparing is the MOST IMPORTANT step!
There are several important steps in selling your home, but preparing to sell is MOST important in my opinion.
There are many levels and ways of preparing and every homeowner has their priorities and limitations, whether its financial, time constraint, desire to put in the effort, availability, etc. One of the first things I will evaluate is what can be done to maximize the value of your home (or asset, as I'd like you to start thinking of it) and then, what on that list of items are you able or willing to do. This will greatly influence how you price your home and how much a buyer will be willing to pay for your home.
The following pages include some helpful information for you to get started. Some things EVERY homeowner should do when selling their home and then the "extras" that enhance your "asset" even more.