A prospective buyer will usually enter through your front door; so, that is where you should begin your interior inspection. You want your buyer to see a neat, clean, well-lit interior.
- Get clutter out of sight; ensure that carpets are clean and floors are scrubbed and polished.
- Walls and trim should have fresh paint, preferably neutral or light colors.
- Are there any unpleasant odours in your home? If so, track them down and eliminate them.
- Ensure all your lights work and are free of cobwebs. You want your home to look spacious, bright and fresh.
- If you have considerable family memorabilia, consider thinning it out. Your objective is to help potential buyers feel as if they could live in your home. That mental leap becomes more difficult for them if your house resembles a shrine your family.
- Professional real estate agents and decorators say the most important areas of your home to upgrade and modernize are the kitchen and bathrooms. Buyers also want to see new or recently installed floor coverings throughout.
There are tons of other things you could do. But the important thing to keep in mind throughout all this is to ensure you do your diligence in keeping your things tidy and clean to increase your house’s appeal to potential buyers.