Sixty seconds is all you have to create a good first impression. Here are detailed ways on how you can make your home attractive to potential buyers.
Outside the house:
Inside the house:
Clean and organize cabinets, closets and bookshelves.
Inspect light fixtures and ceiling fans. Make sure they're clean and functional.
Wash the carpets.
Take away too many "personal stuff"; including wall hangings and knick-knacks.
Inspect plumbing system to make sure they're not leaking; and if so, have them fixed.
Repair torn screens, sticking doors, cracked caulking.
Clean and repaint if necessary walls and ceilings.
Replace worn cabinet and door knobs.
Replace discolored grout.
Replace broken tiles and worn countertops.
Additional details for showings:
Set the dining room table for a fancy dinner.
Do not stay in the house while it is being shown.
I am a true Florida native and proud of my heritage growing up in South Florida on an 80 acre cattle ranch only two hours from Sanibel. Since the early 1960s, my family loved to spend our free time on Sanibel and Captiva, so I pretty much grew up here. After living and working all over South and Central Florida, my husband and I were thrilled to be able to move home to Sanibel Island.READ MORE