CHICAGO ( TheStreet) -- With housing prices inching gradually upward, would-be home sellers might finally be ready to take the plunge. But the days of simply putting out a "For Sale" sign are over. Though summer is traditionally a busy season for home sales, attracting serious buyers remains a struggle. Here's how to make your property stand out from the pack.Step One: Price It Right: "Price is everything," says Barbara Kennon of Coldwell Banker/Kennon, Parker, Duncan & Key Realtors in Columbus, Ga., and a regional vice president for the National Association of Realtors. "If a house is realistically priced, we're seeing some upswing in certain markets."
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