Dress Your House for Success
There are some basic things you can do to insure your home holds up under the scrutiny of prospective buyers. First, make all necessary household repairs. The last thing a new home owner wants to do is spend time and money fixing problems that should have already been addressed by the previous owner. New carpet, fresh paint and a manicured lawn can breathe new life into an older home.
Sufficient lighting, a pleasant aroma and comfortable temperature will make your house more appealing. Make sure your house is clean and orderly prior to showing. Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. These rooms get dirty more easily than other areas of the house, and they are often the rooms perspective buyers examine most closely. It’s also a good idea to make sure any pets are secured in a fenced yard or pen. Generally speaking, perspective buyers will be more comfortable inspecting your house if you aren’t there. Trust your agent’s professional skill in showing your home.