FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE IMPORTANT!
Are first impressions important in selling a home. I would think so. As a realtor and a home owner, I believe first impressions tells alot about a person and how they take care of their home. Here are some suggestions to help homeowners prepare their home for SELLING.
The front door should be clean of finger prints. A fresh coat of paint if necessary. The area should be swept clean.
All windows should be clean in order to allow maximum light to enter the home. All curtains and window coverings should be open and fresh.
For the interior walls all wall paper should be repaired or replaced with neutral colors. If necessary a fresh coat of paint would brighten up the home.
Remove all clutter from rooms, too much clutter makes a room look small. Keep the rooms simple and clean. A buyer is trying to visualize how their furniture will look there.
Closets are an important part of home selling. Maximize the size of your closets by removing excess clothing and items, neatly arrange them.
Bathrooms and kitchens should be keep clean. Try to arrange appointment before or after dinner to allow adequate time to clean up. First impressions are important.
Be sure the little items are in order for example, loose door knobs are tighten, missing cabinet handles are replaced, water faucets don't run and ripped screens are replaced. Be sure all light bulbs are repaced.
For top dollar, it's smart to fix these items.