Take the home out of your house
One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family and friends pictures, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes.
Consider home staging to maximize the full potential of your home. Think of your home as being presented to buyers as a "model home" in new construction communities.