It seems like a no-brainer, but make sure that you take the time to prepare for all of your showings and open houses. Your home should be spotless for each and every one, as dirty and/or cluttered homes will turn off buyers, and they will not come back to see it again. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so do it right and make sure your home looks its best every time.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of places that homeowners become immune to that buyers notice immediately. Here are a few places you don’t want to overlook.
Front porch. Clean around the exterior light, make sure there aren’t spider webs around the door frame, and wash down the door. It’s normal for people to track in dirt and debris, but if your front entry is dirty, it might make buyers think that the rest of your home is dirty, too.
Light plates and switches. Grease and dirt build up on light plates every time you turn a light on or off. You might not notice it, but buyers aren’t going to want to touch a dingy switch. Baseboards collect dirt and dust very quickly. Vacuum or wash them to make sure that they are free of both. Clean windows let in more natural light, which can make your rooms look bigger.
Bathroom grout. A little mold can make an entire bathtub or shower look unclean, and all it takes is a little scrubbing to remove.
Light fixtures. These also tend to accumulate a lot of dust.
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