1. Clean and declutter. A clean and uncluttered home will show better to potential buyers. Consider renting a storage unit if necessary to help clear out some of the clutter.
2. Enhance lighting. Increase the wattage of your light bulbs, clean your windows to let in natural light, and replace broken light bulbs. Also, consider adding mirrors in hallways or smaller rooms to make them appear larger and brighter. Remove heavy drapes to make sure your home is bright and cherry.
3. Increase curb appeal. First impressions are essential, so take steps to enhance your home's curb appeal. Keep your lawn mowed, clean up debris, and add flower pots or other decorative touches.
4. Make necessary repairs. Take care of any necessary repairs before putting your home on the market. Potential buyers will be more impressed with a home that is move-in ready and won't require a lot of work. Fix minor issues like leaky faucets or loose door knobs.
5. Depersonalize. Remove personal items such as family photos and other personalized decor. This allows potential buyers to more easily imagine themselves in the space.
6. Stage your home. Consider hiring a professional stager to help you showcase your home's best features and make it more appealing to potential buyers.
7. Update the kitchen. The kitchen is often a major selling point for homes, so consider updating outdated appliances or other features if necessary, and if you can afford to do so.
8. Make your home smell good. Neutralize any unpleasant odors in your home and consider adding pleasant scents such as fresh flowers or baked goods.
9. Increase storage space. Buyers love plenty of storage space, so consider adding extra storage solutions such as built-in shelves or cabinets.
10. Price your home competitively. This will help attract more potential buyers and result in a quicker sale which means fewer people going through your home.