Remove objects that your potential buyers won’t be able to identify with. For example, political and religious items may turn off whole groups of buyers, because they cannot “imagine” your home as their home.
They say you can only make one “first impression” and people usually form their first impression within 30 seconds. What potential buyers see when they drive up to your house will make a lasting impression.
The first glimpse inside your home should give potential buyers positive, uplifting feelings. Make your entrance as light and bright as possible. Leave all the lights in the house on.
Kitchens sell homes, so the importance of making your kitchen appealing can’t be underestimated. Clean and de-clutter! Anything taking up counter or floor space must go! Anything displayed on the refrigerator must go. If your cabinet knobs are old or out-of-date, replacing them can be a relatively inexpensive face-lift.
Have a dripping faucet or a cracked tile? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. Getting them fixed before you put your house on the market is a smart idea.
The “50% Rule” requires that you eliminate the clutter in your home by at least half. This may be the hardest rule of all! We love our clutter, but it doesn’t sell homes! Clutter makes homes seem smaller and disorganized.
Neutral colors sell. It’s a fact. Try to convey an image of quality and neutrality. Potential buyers walking through your home want to imagine themselves as the owners. If you use styles and color they would never select, you’ve just turned them off.
Your home must “Sparkle!”