Remember, clean sells. That should be a very easy thing to understand, but to actually do it - to put it into practice for selling your home - may not be as easy Stand back and take a look as though you were a buyer viewing your home for the first time. What would you expect to see? How would you expect it to look? Of course, if you are habitually clean ( a clean freak?), this may be as easy as it sounds for you.
The first, and very least thing you should do is rid your home of clutter. Believe it or not, I’ve actually shown homes where there was a pathway through the home, but you couldn’t go through except for single file. And yes, that’s ridiculously unacceptable for selling for top dollar. Clutter a rental storage unit, not your home.
Here’s a quick checklist:
Organize cupboards, pantries, and closets.
Put away personal items.
Put the toys away and pick up the room.
Clear off bathroom countertops.
Find a place to hide your blankets.
Put the folded laundry in a drawer.
Put your shoes in the closet.
Close down your family photo display.
Dust the shelves and desktops.
Store the video game tools.
Clear off kitchen countertops.
Remove refrigerator magnets.
Unpack your garage!
That’s just for starters, but you get the idea. If you really need assistance with this, there are companies available to stage your home for you.