1. Plan Early
Make a list of minor repairs to get fixed. It could be something as simple as changing a light bulb.
2. Visit Homes on the Market Near You
This will help you get an idea of the market value in your neighborhood. You may also get inspiration on how to stage your home.
3. Deep Clean
Deep cleaning with lightly scented products will help avoid having your home smelling like bleach when it comes time for an open house.
4. Remove Window Screens
Buyers take notice of the windows. Removing screens will make your home look cleaner and allows more natural light into your home.
Freshen up the landscaping. This is likely to be the first thing buyers will notice before entering your home. A well-kept lawn says a lot about what is inside!
You may have lived in your home for years but do not let it prevent a potential buyer from envisioning themselves living in it.
7. Incorporate White Linen
White linen will leave your home looking fresh and on top of that, a perfect template for buyers. Try using the white linen on days you have an open house and photos. Reserve the same white linen for showings to ensure that they are always at their peak of cleanliness and crispiness.
8. Increase the Lighting
Depending on the room, you may lack windows or access to nautural light. To help with this, implement new but simple light fixtures to brighten up a space. Be sure to replace your lights with new bulbs.
9. Stage with Flowers and Fruit
Purchase flowers to leave throughout the home during photos and tours. If you do not have a green thumb or if flowers are not in the budget, try to implement some fruit. Lemons, limes, and even clementines stay fresh for quite some time and add just enough color to a room. Do not forget to pick out a unique bowl to help them pop!
10. Schedule a Professional Pre-Inspection
Avoid getting caught off guard when the time comes.