When preparing your property to show, work your way from the outside in. It is essential that your home possess a certain “drive-up appeal.” Remember, a potential buyer’s first impression of your house is formed while s/he is still sitting in the car. So, first you need to view your house from this perspective. Go stand on the opposite curb and observe your property. Compare it to surrounding properties.
People use all of their senses when they evaluate a property, so remember to keep their noses happy.
There are a lot of home-staging consultants in business for good reason: staged homes sell faster. Why?
Not only does it add value to your home, successful home staging enables a buyer to see themselves in your home, and not how you’re currently occupying it. Professional staging consultants accomplish this by following some simple guidelines. Showing your home so that someone else can imagine themselves living there is important. Take away about half of the items on shelves and through out your space, but leave some personality!