"Welcome to the toughest selling conditions in years," says Dave Carpenter, of the Associated Press, in his latest article, "Tips for Selling Your Home in Down Market."

To help homebuyers face the enduring reality of an ultra-competitive real estate market, he provides five no-nonsense tips for getting your home sold:

1. PRICE AGGRESSIVELY.

2. STAGE LIKE A PRO.

3. GO ALL-OUT ONLINE.

4. BE FLEXIBLE WITH BUYERS.

5. DON'T RUSH TO RENT.

Read the full USAToday article here -- www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2011-07-02-home-sellers-down-market_n.htm