It's not always the price. I feel that marketing is the most important factor in selling a property. These days you want to make sure your listing agent does most of their advertising on the internet because this is where 95% of homebuyers start their search. Ask your listing agent what websites they advertise on. There are near 60 real estate websites that they can post your listing on.
To get a general idea of what your home is worth, you can contact an agent or a few agents in your local area and ask for a comparable market analysis. This is where the agent will provide you with recent comparables in your area and they will adjust for differences in the comps and your house. Differences like square footage, bedroom/bath count, view, condition, etc... If you would like a more accurate value on your home, you can order a real estate appraisal. This can cost you anywhere from $200-$400 depending on your area but this report is much more detailed and it's the same report that a bank would use in determining your home's value. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me [contact info removed by moderator].
When I have had to deal with Chase in the past, I found that if I kept calling back several times, I eventually got someone on the line who knew what they were doing and could help me. Don't take the first person you speak with's answer. From one operator to the next, I would get different answers every time.
Your agent must post your listing on to Zillow. Before listing with a real estate agent, it's important that you find out what kind of online advertising your agent does and how often they will be updating the content. Most homebuyers start their search on the internet now so it is a very important component to getting your property sold quickly and for the most money possible.
Call up a qualified realtor in your area and have them perform a customized CMA for your property. This will show show you recent listings and sales so you know where your property stacks up with the competition.