Real estate experts call it “staging,” or presenting the home in the best light so that potential buyers can envision themselves moving right in. These are just a few changes here and there can position a home to sell faster than the competition.
1. The nose knows. A house can be perfect inside and out, but if it smells bad, buyers will likely be put off. Make sure there is no noticeable odour, such as pet smells, garbage, stale smoke, etc., to turn off others.
2. Clear out. Make sure the interior looks as spacious as possible. This could mean taking out some furniture and temporarily putting it in storage. Be sure countertops in bathrooms and kitchens are free of clutter. And pack away knickknacks that can collect dust.