Here's a quick little tip for selling your home:
Your house should be kept ready to show all the time. You never know when a buyer is going to be interested, or your agent is going to call you for a showing. The more you're available and the faster an agent can show the house, the more likely you'll be to make a sale. Make sure the sink and dishwasher are clean and free of dishes, the bathrooms are spotless, and there aren't any dust bunnies hiding in the corners of the room. While it can seem inconvenient, you'll get your house sold faster and that is what matters.
Ditch the Kitsch and Hide Your Opinions
Your kitschy little decorations and political posters are fine when you're living in your home, but when you're trying to sell it you should really keep these kinds of things to yourself. The pig that oinks when you open the fridge may not be cute to a buyer looking at your kitchen, and if your potential buyers are on the opposite side of the political aisle you could lose out on a sale. Even though you don't come with the house, buyers who are turned off by your decor or opinions might decide another house is better for them.
Smells Like Home
We've all heard about real estate agents who bake fresh bread or cookies before a showing. It's actually not a bad idea, and the same is true for plug-in air fresheners. Vanilla is an excellent choice for the kitchen, apple cinnamon works well in the common areas, and a fresh, clean scent works is a must for the laundry room. By doing this, you can create a theme to the showing even if it's not a traditional open house.
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