Spending a few hours beautifying your home can go a long way toward a quick sale at top dollar. As a realtor working with buyers I know how important is "the first impression". Taking the time now to look at several key areas will result in dramatic increase in serious buyers.
These few steps are a must for any home seller to follow:
1.Take a walk through your house with a buyer's perspective. Is the house warm and inviting, or does run-down, old and cluttered?
2.Touch-up paint in all rooms. If the existing paint is especially unsightly, paint the entire room with a neutral color.
3.The most examined rooms in the house are the kitchen and the bathrooms. Make sure these rooms shine by removing all clutter, caulking around the sinks and tubs, and cleaning all fixtures.
4.Make the beds, pick up clothing, sweep and mop as needed.
5.Make sure your house smell nice (don't you even think about smoking there:).
6.Buyers will be interested in storage space in your house. Also they want to have an access to the garage.
7.Too much furniture can make a room look small and cramped. Consider moving extra chairs or tables to a storage facility as well.
8.Don't forget about landscaping!