Curb appeal. Regardless of how beautiful a home is on the inside, prospective buyers want the front to be just as appealing. Pay attention to landscaping and make sure the porch is well kept. Mow the lawn, touch up any old paint, and thoroughly wash down all windows and floors. Photo by Chad Holder.
Choose paint colors wisely. Your safest bet is to stick with a neutral color scheme when your home is on the market. Buyers want to be able envision the possibilities for any room and loud paint colors interrupt this process. You can add a pop of color in the form of accessories like a throw pillow for the living room sofa or a vase for a nightstand. Photo by Kasia Gatkowska.
Good lighting. Every inch of the property needs to be clearly visible to a potential buyer. Turn on all lights and open windows to allow natural light to flow in. The property must feel bright, especially since buyers will be examining it closely. Photo by Derek Shapton.
Set your dining table. Buyers expect to picture what it would be like to enjoy family dinner in the home’s dining area. The table should be set nicely with simple dishware, fresh flowers, and four or more dining chairs. Photo by Leslie Williamson.
Use a light fragrance. Scents like lemon or vanilla, which aren’t overbearing, help create a welcoming atmosphere. Light a candle or two, or buy fresh flowers for a subtle aroma. Photo by James Silverman.