As a seller you must be committed and prepared to keep your home in "showing condition." This may require work on your part but will eventually pay off. You only have one opportunity for a good first impression. Here are some very important tips to consider when selling your home.
Proper yard maintenance is a key. Make sure the lawn is mowed, sidewalks cleared, bushes and trees are trimmed. Plant seasonal color if needed. Also make sure your house number is clearly visible. Paint any trim that is faded or cracked, as well as your front door.
Make sure your home is in a neat and orderly condition. Closet and cabinets must be organized and rid of any unnecessary items. Do your best to "de-clutter" any items that you do not have an immediate need for.
Try to limit the number of personal photographs being displayed. Buyers often can't see past personal artifacts, and you don't want them to be distracted. You want buyers to think that they could see themselves living in your home.
Make Minor Repairs
This may include replacing cracked floor tiles, patching holes in walls, fixing leaky facets, fixing doors or cabinets that don't close properly, and replacing burned out lights. You can do it yourself or hire a good handyman for the tasks. You might also want to paint if needed. Nothing makes a room look better than a fresh coat of paint. Keep it to neutral colors.