The peak spring home-buying season is approaching, and you’re ready to sell your home, the quicker the better. How can you make it happen? First, of course, you want to make sure your home looks its best. “Curb appeal is everything,” says Michael Mahon, general manager of HER Realtors in Columbus, Ohio. “Driving into the driveway and walking into that front door sets the expectations.” Another factor that’s equally important for a speedy sale: setting the right price. Many sellers think they should start the price high and then lower it later if the house fails to sell. But some agents say that’s often a recipe for a slower sale – sometimes even at a lower price. Call at least three real estate agents and ask each to prepare a comparative market analysis, which will include a recommended price for your house as well as data on comparable sales. Make sure you study the agents’ comparable properties carefully. Before you start showing the home, look over it with a critical eye. Make sure it’s ready for prime time, sparkling clean and free of clutter. For 14 tips on how to sell your home quickly and for the best price, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.