New solutions for getting your home sold

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Q: I need to get my home sold -- now. It's in great condition, but it has been sitting on the market for months. I've reduced the price to where my Realtor thinks it should be. Do you have any out-of-the-box suggestions for moving my house? A: Welcome to the wonderful world of real estate in 2008. You are not alone -- sellers across the country are struggling to figure out what they can proactively do to unload their homes. I'm assuming that you've surfed the Web and followed all the typical suggestions about sprucing up curb appeal, making sure your place smells nice, and so forth. If you haven't, do that first. I'll also assume that you know how long homes take to sell in your area -- if you don't, ask your Realtor for the average number of days a home like yours stays on the market. Without this information there's no way to know if your home is actually lagging on the market or if it is taking the normal amount of time in your area to sell. The majority of my personal r...