Buyers are more likely to be interested in a home they can move into easily, rather than one that needs some work. Get your home in move-in condition to attract buyers!
Do as many simple repairs as possible. Patched cracked walls, replace torn screens, and fix all little items that need repair. Taps should not drip or leak, doors should open and close easily, and the roof should be in good repair. The kitchen and all bathrooms should be ready for use.
Make your home as odor-free as possible. This is especially important if you have pets in or near the home. Spray rooms with an odor neutralizer, rather than a scented freshener. Wash all curtains and furniture covers, if possible. Consider renting a carpet cleaner, or hiring a cleaning service to clean the carpets in the home.
Touch up the paint. If you can repaint the interior of the house, excellent! If not, touch up the paint, at least in the main areas of the house. Cover all scratches, marks, and stains.
Get an objective eye. It can be hard to be objective when it comes to your home. Ask your realtor to help you look over the property and assess what needs to be done, or to recommend a professional home stager who can help with the process.
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