Sales price and condition are the two most important factors in selling a home, even in a down market. The first step is to price your home correctly. Use comparative sales information from your Realtor to objectively evaluate your home's worth. Second, go through the house and repair any obvious cosmetic defects that could deter a buyer. In a down market, you may have to consider lowering your sales price and/or making a major repair, such as replacing the roof, in order to lure a buyer. Also, make sure that your home is getting the exposure it deserves through the internet, advertising, good signage and a listing on the local multiple listing service or online listings provider. If this isn't happening, take it up with your Realtor. If you are still not satisfied you are getting the service you need, you may have to switch Realtor.