Competing with the neighbor and the neighbor’s neighbor while selling your home isn’t difficult you are prepared. Selling your home in a highly completive market takes preparation and research. Know the competition, research the recently sold homes as well as the homes for sale in your price range. The important factor when marketing your home is the value of your home versus your competition. You have to take a different view. Your new paradigm is that this is no longer your home. It’s simply a piece of real estate that you want to sell. That may sound harsh after years of charting your children’s height on the door frame, but it is reality and if you can minimize your emotional attachment to what you have already decided is no longer going to be your home, you’ll be able to view it as real estate. Here are some simple tips to help you start preparing.