1. Declutter all living spaces.
Remove unnecessary items such as toys, books, and extra furniture. Minimize the number of knick-knacks and other decorative items.
2. Remove any personal items and decorations.
Make sure items like family photos and religious art are not on display. This allows potential buyers to picture themselves in the home.
3. Repair any damages or broken fixtures.
Look for anything that needs to be fixed like loose handles, stuck windows, or cracks in the walls.
4. Touch up paint both inside and outside of the home.
Give the walls, trim, and doors a fresh coat of paint. Make sure to keep colors neutral so that potential buyers can easily envision their own style.
5. Clean carpets, rugs, and furniture.
Vacuum and scrub carpets, rugs, and furniture to remove dirt and stains.
6. Deep clean kitchen appliances and bathrooms.
Wash and polish sinks, counters, and appliances to make them shine. Clean the tubs, showers, toilets, and floors.
7. Improve landscaping with fresh plants, flowers, or trees.
Add some color to the exterior of the home with a few potted plants or flowerbeds.
8. Upgrade outdated features such as countertops and light fixtures.
Installing new countertops and light fixtures can give the home a more modern look.
9. Ensure there is adequate lighting throughout each room.
Lighting can affect the feel of a room. Make sure there are enough lights to make each space look bright and inviting.
10. Clear out closets to maximize storage space.
Organize and store items in the closets. This will help potential buyers see how much storage space is available in the home.