If you're thinking of selling your home in the new year a local realtor says has some simple tips that could help you sell your home faster!

Cory Beemis with Creekside Realty says remove all those personal items...like pictures on the refrigerator..he says it's tough for people to make an offer on a home if it feels like someone elses home...Beemis says freshen up the home as well...a new paint job...new door handles and light fixtures...Beemis says the average home in Yakima right now takes 4 months to sell. if you're going to get serious about selling, take everything you most likely won't use in the next 4 months and move it to storage...he says $80 per month for a storage unit is far less expensive than 6 more months on the market.

In the month of December, the Yakima area real estate market recorded 82 homes sold with an average sales price of $168 thousand dollars.