One thing you want to keep in mind when you are putting your home on the market is you have a very short amount of tie to pull a potential buyer in and keep them interested in your home. Generally, if they aren't impressed with the home right off, then there is much less of a chance that they will find the home fitting for their needs at all. Here are a bunch of things you can do to your home to help grab a buyer's attention quickly and to make the home all-around more eye appealing:
Making the exterior of your home more appealing
The first thing you want to do is remove all clutter from your yard. Anything left sitting in the yard will become an eyesore they will immediately focus on when they pull up to your property.
Water and mow the grass regularly, so it looks its best. Keep on top of the weeds and make sure the bushes are freshly trimmed and have a nice shape to them. Get rid of any bushes that don't add to the yard in a nice way.
Wash all of the windows around the house. An easy way for you to wash the windows so they don't end up with streaks is to use crumbled up newspaper and window cleaner.
Use a power washer around the property to wash off all of the walkways, the driveway, the porches and the porch steps.
Consider livening up the look of the front of the house by setting out some flowerpots with colorful flowers, adding some charming statues around the walkway and putting out a nice and new welcome mat on the front porch.
Making the interior of your home more appealing
Make sure there is a nice flow of movement throughout the whole house and from room to room. Remove anything that interferes with that flow, such as a bulky and out of place chair or a stand-up lamp that's more in the way than anything else.
Make sure all bookshelves, countertops, tabletops, desktops, shelving, and other surfaces are dusted and free of clutter. They should also have only a minimum amount of items on them and they should be well-organized.
Dust off all lampshades, blinds, and ceiling fans. Not only will this help the house to look freshly cleaned, but it will also prevent someone with sensitive allergy issues from feeling uncomfortable inside of the house.
Have the flooring professionally cleaned before you start having your house shown and stay on top of sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming.
Make sure all of the walls are clean. If you have walls that don't clean up nicely, then you should consider putting a fresh coat of paint on them so they don't stand out in a bad way.
Replace any small broken items around the house that stand out. A few examples of things you would want to replace include broken tiles, broken electrical plates, broken light fixtures or anything else that is an easy fix. Contact a real estate agent for more information and assistance.