Here are a few tips in preparing your property for a visit by potential buyers.
Take care of the exterior.
An attractive outside appearance will entice the buyer to visit the interior. Take care of the lawn, flowerbeds and driveways. In winter, remove snow from sidewalks and porches.
A well-kept house makes the sale easier.
Faded walls or damaged woodwork lessens a buyer's interest.
Do any work that needs doing.
Cleanliness is essential. Clean, clear windows and shining surfaces are precious aids.
A leaky faucet raises questions about the quality of the plumbing.
Make any necessary adjustments.
A door that doesn't close, moulding which is unglued, a loose doorknob… all details that attract a buyer’s attention.
From the basement to the attic.
Don’t neglect areas that are used infrequently. Remove unnecessary items that have accumulated in the basement or attic. Make the storage space stand out.
Keep an eye on stairways.
Cluttered stairways are dangerous and leave a bad impression on the buyer.
The illusion of closet space.
Well-ordered clothing and articles placed tidily in closets are a sign of convenience and comfort.
The kitchen is important.
To charm your visitors, make sure that kitchen utensils are clean, counters are clear and the decoration in tasteful.
The bedrooms must be welcoming.
Even though they are a place of rest, their importance is capital; they are more attractive if they are tidy.