Next would be freshing up your kitchen, baths, and curb appeal. This can get expensive, however, lower cost options such as refacing kitchen cabinets will keep your costs down.
When you are done 'freshing up", keep the property clean and stage it if you can.
no peeling paint on the outside. Inside clean,fresh neat,a fresh coat paint does wonders. Stage the home, situate the furniture giving open appearance. Clear out all clutter,pictures and statues pack them away. Counters, refrigerator cleaned off all clutter. Even organize the closets,buyer do check them out. Have a realtor
give you comparisons in the area and you check if replacing items will bring you in more buyers that will buy
your property. Debbie Bergthold-Smith Classic Real Estate
View your home as it you wer a buyer looking to purchase. You can add value to your home by updating or repairing you kitchen and baths - the first place buyers may be looking. You may not be able to add square footage but decluttering your home (you may want to remove some furniture to open the space) will give the impression of a larger area. Finished basements may put you over the competition in the pricing war.
A fresh coat of paint, clean windows and a warm and welcoming home will impress any buyer!
Only you as the seller can determine what you can spend to make these improvements to sell. Ask a local Realtor in your area to help determine if you'll get your money out of making specific improvements. all areas are different
Curb appeal is the first impression. If the driveway or lawn of facade don't look "perky" the prospect buyer may think "if it looks like that from the outside, I'm not expecting too much more from the inside".
This translates to extra time & money invested into getting this to where the buyer may want it to be. Of course assuming it's for his/her residence and not an investor.
On the other hand, if it's an investor his/her first thought may be "low ball" and then comes the long list of what's wrong with with your house.....
The rest is common sensical: declutter, clean, paint, refresh make it smell nice, show off the square footage, the floors, let the light in, turn on all the lights.
Hope this helps.
When you decide to sell, remember the five senses and make the house appealing in all ways. Plus, don't be picky about showing times. Buyers are in charge. It is an inconvenience, but if they don't see it, they can't buy it.
You can really increase the saleability if your house by making it white glove clean. Clean it as if the queen was coming to stay for a week. People really fall for that and pay more when cleaning costs you nothing. That's a 1000% return!