Selling home in ’06 requires careful planning

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If you plan to sell your home in 2006, now is the time to get busy. This year is proving to be a far more difficult year than was record-setting 2005. Most communities are now in a "buyer's market," with more homes listed for sale than there are qualified buyers actively in the marketplace. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. The nationwide volume of home sales is down slightly, but median prices are holding steady, according to recent reports from the National Association of Realtors. HOW TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD IN 2006. There is still plenty of time to sell your home this year. But careful planning is required. The first step is to be a "motivated seller" who really wants to sell. With a glut of homes now listed for sale in most price ranges, this is not a good time to "test the market." If you are not a serious home seller who will be realistic about your home's asking price, don't waste your time in today's difficult market. The second step is to get your house or condo into near-mo...