5. Organize, Organize, Organize!
It doesn’t hurt to give your hall closet the appearance of tons of storage. Put all those extra towels in storage and keep enough for just your family’s needs. Buyers WILL open your cabinets drawers, hall closets, kitchen and medicine cabinets. Keep them neat and orderly until you have an offer.
An added bonus is that you will have less purging to do when it’s time for the move!
6. Make it Shiny Clean
We cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. It was spotless. We had comments like, “Kids live here?” or “They have a pet?” Think about staying in a hotel. Would you let your family sleep on a filthy mattress or use a bathroom that requires a hazmat suit before entry? Now translate that to your home. Thinking about what impression the buyer might get if you left your sticky mess on the countertop? Following an easy cleaning schedule helps to stay on top of the cleaning after all your hard work.
I made a schedule that I kept handy, like this one.
Now that you’ve completed all your hard work, it’s time to list it! How can you increase the showings? Click to read more!