We haven't been spared in Cumberland County or Dauphin County Pennsylvania in this down market, but there is a bright spot. You may be netting less from your sold home but you will be getting a great deal on the next home purchase, paying far less than you would have a year or two ago with a good interest rate.
What is essential in this slow market, for a home to sell, is to have the highest exposure possible. Choose an agent who pays the additional money to have your home showcased on Realtor.com, Trulia.com, Google.com, MSN.com, and all the sites that buyer's go to when looking for homes for sale. Of course plenty of quality photos, the visual tours, good descriptions, accurate directions, utility cost, and floor plans add to the desireability of homes for sale and will make a significant impact on the number of view your home will receive resulting in a more certain sale of your home.
Feel free to contact me at 717-608-8014 for a confidential meeting to discuss how my marketing plan will benefit your family.
Scott J. Fonner