In order to sell your home, you should walk through your home, looking at your home through a buyer’s eyes. First impressions stay with buyers. The first step is probably not your favorite, but is one of the most important. Your home should be clean, sparkle, and smell great. Tackle one room at a time.
Remove all clutter, including the closet floors. How can a buyer expect all of their clothes and shoes to fit in a closet if your wardrobe does not fit? Get rid of clutter on shelves and furniture and then dust. Clutter makes a room feel smaller, and prospective buyers focus on your belongings instead of your home.
In the bedrooms, make your bed every day. Put away most toys and games leaving out favorites.
Bathrooms should be spotless and smell great. Remove wet towels from the floor, declutter the countertops, and do not leave toys in the tub.
Clean your walls. Consider painting your walls a neutral color if the walls are bright colors. Do not paint the walls white.
Curb appeal first attracts a buyer. Clean the yard; rake leaves, remove bicycles and toys. The front door should be clean. Arrange plants in the front entry; red and yellow plants attract buyers.
Patios, decks, and porches need attention. Remove debris, clean, and remove clutter. Clean the furniture and display fresh plants.
Getting your home ready to sell, before placing your home on the market is an important step in selling your home quickly for market value.