Less is More. Check for clutter both inside and outside of your home. Trim the bushes, freshen up your flowerbeds and make sure to mow the yard regularly. Is the front entrance neat and presentable? Maybe the front door could use a coat of paint. If you need a list of people who can help spruce up your home - just ask the professionals from Mike Thomas Associates!
Make sure you turn on the lights both inside and outside your home at night. Show off your exciting architectural features in dramatic way. Many times a qualified prospect will want to view your home after the sun sets - give them a lasting impression that says buy me!
Clean out closets. Remove clutter from rooms. Rearrange the furniture to enhance room size and traffic flow. Need Help? Ask your Mike Thomas agent, they can recommend many qualified decorators who can make your home easier to sell and on a budget too.
Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Buyers can't see past personal artifacts, and you don't want them to be distracted. You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the walls, and they can't do that if yours are there! You don't want to make any buyer ask, "I wonder what kind of people live in this home?" You want buyers to say, "I can see myself living here."
Buyers love to snoop and will open closet and cabinet doors. Think of the message it sends if items fall out! Now imagine what a buyer believes about you if she sees everything organized. It says you probably take good care of the rest of the house as well. This means:
Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage. Since your bookcases are now empty, store them. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room's purpose and plenty of room to move around. You don't want buyers scratching their heads and saying, "What is this room used for?"
If you want to take window coverings, built-in appliances or fixtures with you, remove them now. If the chandelier in the dining room once belonged to your great grandmother, take it down. If a buyer never sees it, she won't want it. Once you tell a buyer she can't have an item, she will covet it, and it could blow your deal. Pack those items and replace them, if necessary.