1). Location: You can not get away from this one. If your house is located in a desirable area that is in demand, you will be able to get a higher price than you can for the same house in a less desirable area.
2). Condition: A house that has been better maintained and shows better will always sell for more than one that has had deferred (neglected) maintenance and needs work.
3). Desirable Amenities: If a house has amenities that are currently popular in the marketplace, it will bring a higher price.
4). Calculate the price per square foot: The average price per square foot for homes in your neighborhood should not be the sole determinant of the asking price for your home, but it can be useful starting point. Keep in mind that various methodologies can be used to calculate square footage.