According to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are more than 3.7 million homes for sale this month. If your home is among them, are you doing what it takes to stand apart from the crowd?

This 4-minute piece from NBC’s The Today Show pulls no punches. It’s titled “5 Mistakes Sellers Can’t Afford To Make” and it covers falling home prices, buyer mentality, and the need to be smart when faced with that first offer.

Some of the tips include:

  • Why you should list your home at a price within 5 percent of its “true value”
  • How to turn “low-ball” offers into legitimate ones
  • How to interview and select a real estate agent to sell your home

In addition, based on the truth that “people shop with their eyes” and then review home details, the video includes advice on using great photographs and making the most of an online listing.

It can be tough to find buyers in any market. But if you follow the tips outlined above, you can get more showings, and do more with them.