Before showing your house to prospective buyers, you'll want to make it look as attractive as possible. It can
or may mean the difference of several thousand dollars in your pocket.
Blow or Sweep the sidewalk, mow the lawn, put some potted flowers on the front steps, clean the windows, fix chipped
or flaking paint, clean and tidy up all the rooms every day. Be sure the house smells good -- hide the kitty litter box
and bake some cookies.
Check for loose steps, slick areas, or unsafe fixtures, and deal with everything that might cause injury to a prospective
buyer. Take care of eyesores, such as a cracked Stucco, window or an overgrown front yard. Don't overlook small, but obvious
problems, such as a Hard to open locks on Front door, leaking faucet or a loose doorknob.
Look for ways to improve the look of your house without spending much money -- a new shower curtain and towels might
really spruce up the look of your bathroom. Flowers will make other rooms look welcoming. Reducing clutter -- in fact, removing
any furniture or objects that won't be missed -- will make the rooms and closets look bigger.
Consider storing some items temporarily in a rental storage facility if your house appears small or cluttered.