- Help potential buyers envision themselves living in your home by removing family photos, trophies, posters, etc. Make it as neutral as possible.
- Showcase your home’s space by removing excess furniture and clutter, including the closets.
- Accentuate the positive features throughout your home. Remove any plants or furnishings that may obscure key features like fireplaces, windows, or unique architectural details.
- Refrain from using overpowering air fresheners, candles, or fragrances. Remember, everyone’s taste is different. Your favorite scent may be a turnoff to prospective buyers.
- Curb appeal is the first impression. A tidy lawn and landscaping gives an indication of what the interior holds. If the shutters are crooked and the front door needs a fresh coat of paint; potential buyers may be turned off, assuming the home is in disrepair and has not been well maintained. Leaky faucets and loose doorknobs are also signs of neglect.
- Remember, kitchens and bathrooms are key selling points. Fresh calking, new fixtures and floor coverings make a world of difference.
- A deep cleaning is a must. Clean the windows, clear the cobwebs (inside & out), and dust the ceiling fans. Display cases and china cabinets should be in prime showing condition as well.