Maybe you want to sell your house, and you are dreading getting your home ready for showing. You're not completely alone. In fact, most homeowners are at a loss as to how they should start in the home showing preparation process. First off, identify all the problems with your house and make a list of all these. Since the exterior is super important with showing your home, focus on that especially and see what you can do. Below are three home showing tips to keep in mind if you want to impress buyers and close the sale.
Clear all the walkways on your property. Don't let dead leaves, twigs, and other trash remain on them. Even dirt that has accumulated should be swept off and removed. Don't go overboard by having new walkways put in; your walkways may look old, but you can make them look presentable. Grab your garden hose and spray water on the pavements until they look clean. Use a stiff broom to remove any stubborn stain or dirt. You can create a positive effect on buyers by adding potted flowers or some decorative element on your walkways.
You can't be choosy when it comes to potential buyers, and there are those who are naturally curious. For example, someone may be looking at your home and spends a lot of time opening windows and closing them a few times. All they're doing is checking for problems that they could have to pay for fixing, so you do that and make sure there are no issues with all your windows. Have damaged screens replaced.
Are there windows that aren't opening and closing easily? Check for debris in the tracks. Often cleaning the tracks will solve the problem. You can get some very light oil, put some on a rag and run it up and down the tracks for smoother operation.
Buyers might be turned off by the dirt and grease that have built up around the ventilation fans on your stove. Clean the fans with a degreaser cleaner. The kitchen is one area in the house where people will spend a lot of time in so your kitchen should look warm and inviting to potential buyers. In general, prospective buyers look at the kitchen first before looking at the rest of the house. You can do a number of things to spruce up your kitchen but the most important thing to remember is to keep it clean and smelling nice. Some people make home showing a nightmare, but this doesn't have to be the case with you. You can minimize your stress by being organized from the start. Also, make sure you don't go over the budget you set for making improvements to your home. Even if you have plenty of money, don't overlook the little details because they are an important part of the equation.