Make a strong first impression.
A strong first impression is imperative as buyers begin making assumptions about a home well before they step inside. “A clean entrance can go a long way at establishing a positive first impression.”
Adding a pot of plants to the porch, or a fresh coat of paint to the front door, small, inexpensive updates to your curb appeal can really “increase the life and energy of the entrance.
Dress it up.
Staging a home is a great way to attract buyers and help them envision themselves in the home. The goal is to make “your home appeal to the broadest audience and number of buyers possible.”
Organize and declutter.
Cleaning and decluttering are the most important things a homeowner should do before selling. A clean house feels more spacious and helps buyers easily envision themselves in the home.
Fix the small stuff.
Make minor repairs. Not every repair costs a bundle. Fix as many small problems — sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, dripping faucets — as you can. These may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression your house isn’t well maintained.