We've talked about it before. I keep seeing so many houses that look like one big unmade bed.... YA HAVE TO MAKE IT SHINE!
There are too many houses out there to choose from for you, as a seller, to think you don't need to get your home up to showing state!
Clear the shelves and counters. Really? a half liter of Mountain Dew?
Empty the trash. Don't leave a full waste basket!
Pick up the living room.
Make the beds.
Shoes? strewn all over? Nice. NOT!
And the bathrooms! Clean the mirrors. Toilet seats down. Towels at a minimum... not hanging over the shower rod. Pick up around the sink and make it look like you have lots of room there to shave and brush your teeth! I think you know about an open tube of toothpaste too, right?
Get rid of out of season clothes. ( take 'em to your mom's house if you need to!)
Mow the lawn.
Smudges around door knobs and cabinet handles? Scrub them!
Porch full of shoes 'n stuff? Nope... clean entryway.
Same goes for stairwells. That is NOT where you put everything!
Pets? Take em for a walk. And I love pets... but a lot of buyers don't. Especially the way they might smell!
Kids? Don't tell them to sit in front of the TV in the family room and be quiet! Take them out for ice cream!
Don't leave your mail out! Even if it's neatly stacked!
Extension cords should be nowhere to be seen!
Don't stuff everything in the closets either! Did you think they wouldn't look????
Loose door handles are a sure sign you don't take care of other stuff as well.
Look up. At the vent in the bathroom. Fuzzy looking? Clean it!
Pictures and magnets all over the fridge? Not good. Get rid of em!
Here's an idea... set the dining room table like you're getting ready to entertain the Queen of England... a fresh vase of flowers might help too.
Come on folks... I hear that some agenst feel like you should invest 1% of your asking price into making the house look better.
Sorry don't mean to nag, but I've got buyers that are questioning whether or not you're serious about selling. And when they go into one of those houses that has been set up properly, they say, "Wow, Steve... nice place here!"...