When working with a real estate broker, it is critical that you have full confidence in that broker's ability and education. A skilled, knowledgeable broker should be able to explain to you exactly why your home needs to be priced at a certain level, compared to recent listings and sales of homes similar to yours.

A good broker also knows exactly what the current pool of buyers are looking for in relation to particular styles and price ranges of properties and can recommend changes that will enhance the sale ability of your home, which might bring you an offer sooner.

Another often overlooked fact is that when a buyer submits an offer on a properly priced home, there is far more chance that the offer will result in a sale.