Re: Selling a house
When we sold our home in late '07, we had showings within a few days and an offer (which led to the sale) in less than two weeks. We picked a large firm, but marketed it mainly ourselves. If it's priced right, you'll have a good shot.
And yes, there are deals to be had out there. We bought a home a few months ago at a price we'd never have touched a few years ago (about 60% of what the seller originally listed it for).