Is what you see clean and organized? Is it uncluttered? You might consider cleaning your carpets and airing out your home. Regarding carpets, cleaning them is fairly inexpensive. Without the grit, and with the carpet pile looking fresh, your home takes on a new appearance.
If you have pets, consider keeping them at a friend's during showings. Here is a list of things to avoid when showing the interior of your home.
- Shoes or clothes laying around
Put extra emphasis on your kitchen and bathroom. Replace moldy shower curtains and clean mold and mildew off of bathroom tiles. Caulk if necessary. Repair leaky faucets and replace cracked toilet seats. Ensure the toilet flushes properly. Make certain that the drains are unclogged. Everything should sparkle - faucets, floors, counters, and mirrors. What can be cleaned should be!
In the kitchen - clean the stove and refrigerator, organize the cupboards and wash the floor. Make certain your appliances work. Wipe the walls, touch-up paint or re-stick wall paper if necessary. Clean the sink and ensure it drains properly and that the faucet does not leak. For showing, always remember to make sure there are no dirty dishes and to take the garbage out.
Remember that a clean and uncluttered home will appear to be larger