First impressions are the most lasting.
The first impression (curb appeal) is vital. Your lawn should be trimmed, walkways swept and the front door should be clean with a doorbell that works.
Decoration for a quicker sale.
A minor investment in paint and wallpaper will pay bigger dividends to you in the form of a better price and quicker sale.
Let the sun shine in.
Open the drapes and curtains. Clean the windows so that a prospect can see how bright and cheerful your house is. Dark and dreary rooms do not appeal to most home buying prospects.
Don't be a drip.
Fix leaky faucets; dripping water suggests faulty or warn-out plumbing (major repair bills). Discolored, rust-stained sinks are also warning signs; they should be properly cleaned and sparkling.
Little things mean a lot.
Loose doorknobs or cabinet pulls, sticking doors and drawers, wobbly hinges, stuck windows - all these are negative factors. Take a few minutes to check and repair all these seemingly minor flaws.
Keep stairways and corridors clear. Clutter is unattractive and causes accidents.
Top to Bottom.
Let prospects see the full value of your basement, attic, garage, and closets by removing junk & cartons. Rent short-term garage space if necessary.
Bathrooms sell homes.
Make bathrooms sparkle. Clean stained sinks and bowls, repair any damaged or discolored caulking around bathtubs and showers.