Three words on selling a house: staging, staging, staging. Get rid of the clutter, clean, make gleam, manicure the yard, put away the knick-knacks, look at some magazines and try to imitate them inexpensively. We sold our Omaha house last Fall. Three realtors gave us a market value of $89K-$99K. So we sold it ourselves for $118K. I have sold two houses FSBO, simply by staging and direct marketing. Color flyers passed out to everyone on the block did the trick; not even a sign in the yard or any advertising. Also, St. Joseph helped. Really.