The front door and entrance can make a lasting impression – make sure they are clean and free of clutter. Keep the yard trimmed and neat.
Let the sun shine in! – Keep the drapes open and windows clean.
Turn on all the lights during all showings – day or night. Create a bright, warm atmosphere for the buyers to walk into.
Make minor repairs – fix the leaky faucet, remove the stains in the sink, replace the broken hinges. Many buyers think there are 10 items to repair for every one they see!
Make rooms and closets look BIGGER – remove all unnecessary clutter and keep them tidy.
Show your home at its best – clean the carpets and wash or paint any walls that have faded or gotten soiled. Keep the kitchen and bathrooms spotless. Keep the carport or garage tidy and remove any oil stains.
Set the scene – turn off any loud TV’s or stereos during showings so they don’t distract the buyers. Soft background music is appropriate. Fresh cut flowers or the tantaSteveing aroma of baking adds a welcoming air to your home.
Help make the buyer feel comfortable – if possible, remove yourself and any dogs from the home during the showing so the buyer can view your home in a relaxed manner.