Are you considering listing your home in 2012?

The housing market is showing signs of recovering. According to the National Association of Realtors, “new home sales will rise by 16 percent” in 2012.

Optimism is contagious. As homeowners see their neighbors and friends getting a good return on their home sales, their thoughts turn to their own home. Many who had put off listing during the past three years, will reconsider.

When listing with a reliable real estate agent, you will be advised about home improvements that will increase your home sale. Most Realtors will tell you that it is advisable to replace defective siding if you wish to sell your home in a timely manner, and to get the best price. New siding can give your home a facelift, influencing its first impression or “curb appeal.”

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 UPDATE: 12/29/11

(Reuters) – Pending sales of existing homes surged to a 1-1/2 year high in November, an industry group said on Thursday, offering more signs of a tentative recovery in the housing market.

The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed in November, increased 7.3 percent to 100.1 — the highest level since April 2010.