PREPARING YOUR HOME
The way you live in a home and the way you sell a house are two different things. Here are a few things to get your home ‘show ready’:
+ Clean and make rooms inviting...It’s especially important that the bathroom and kitchen are spotless.
+ Organize closets.
+ Make sure the basic appliances and fixtures work and get rid of leaky faucets and frayed cords.
+ Make sure the house smells good: from an apple pie, cookies baking or spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove.
+ Hide the kitty litter, and possibly put vases of fresh flowers throughout the house. Pleasant background music is also a nice touch.
Another important thing to consider is “curb appeal.” People driving by a property will judge it from outside appearances and make a decision then as to whether or not they want to see the inside.
Sweep the sidewalk, mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and clean debris from the yard.
Clean the windows (both inside and out) and make sure the paint is not chipped or flaking.
Also make sure that the doorbell works.