You’ve got a list of things you need to do to get your home ready for showing. You can’t believe you’ve got dozens upon dozens of things to do. If you don’t think you can do every single thing that the realtor wants you to do, you can just concentrate on the more important ones. You may or may not heard of the concept called “curb appeal”. This simply refers to your home exterior’s attractiveness or ability to draw in a potential buyer.
For your home interior, you can concentrate on getting your kitchen and living area all nice and clean. Everything is important, it’s just that some things are more important than others.
What you want to avoid is an attic, basement or garage that is so full of “stuff” that people cannot get around in it. This is a complete turn-off for anyone arriving for a home showing. It’s not too expensive to rent a storage unit. You can place most of your things in there. Thoroughly clean those areas once you have all the things in them cleared out. Get a couple of extra lights and place them strategically in your basement if your basement is unfinished. When you’re showing your home to a buyer, turn on the lights as this will make the area look more appealing.
Check your driveway and garage floor for major stains or cracks. If there are any long or huge cracks on the driveway or garage floor, get them repaired as soon as possible. Just get some concrete that is of the ready-mix variety and fill in the cracks. This is super easy to do and will not take long and the unsightly cracks will be gone. Make sure that you clean the oil stains on your driveway and garage floor. You can find all kinds of oil stain removers and they work pretty much the same.
Check your stove ventilation fans to make sure they don’t have any of the unsightly grease and dirt. Grease and dirt naturally accumulate in the ventilation fans, but it’s important that you clean them with a good degreaser cleaner so prospective buyers won’t be turned off. The kitchen is an important room when it comes to home showing, and for a family, you can make a positive impression with your kitchen. Be aware that most buyers look at the kitchen before they look at the other rooms in the house. You can further make improvements to your kitchen so it has more appeal to buyers, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that it should be clean and smelling fresh at all times.
If a number of buyers have come to see your house but you haven’t gotten any offers to buy, remain positive. More buyers will come to look and it simply means you can improve your home some more to increase its appeal to buyers. Selling a home is very much like being at bat: you wait for your pitch before swinging. Your buyer will walk in the door one day and then you’ll make the deal.