1. Clear the clutter. As the old saying goes, “looks can be deceiving.” That’s certainly true when it comes to a cluttered home. Potential buyers need an accurate picture of the size of the house. If you’ve cluttered up your home and garage, it will be difficult for prospective buyers to get a real sense of the space.
Get rid of the extra junk in closets, attics and basements before you put the house on the market. Pare down the stuff on shelves and tables too, and limit the gadgets on kitchen counter tops.
2. Remove yourself from the equation.While you might be attached to your children’s school photos, trophies and other mementos, the people looking at your house won’t be. Prospective homebuyers may have a harder time seeing themselves living in the house if your personal touches are everywhere.
Tip: don’t hover when the potential buyers are checking out the house. Buyers will appreciate a simple walk-through with their realtor without your input.