Increase curb appeal: mow the lawn, trim the bushes, plant flowers, etc. You may also need to pressure wash your siding and clean the gutters. These are the first thing they will notice so it is important to start on a positive note. It also shows the buyer that you take care of your property.
Make minor repairs: patch any holes in the walls, fix doors and drawers that don’t function properly, replace cracked floor or counter tiles, replace burned out light bulbs, etc.
Make the front door inviting: Give the door and the trim a fresh coat of paint. Buy a new welcome mat. Adding new house numbers can give the entry a nice fresh look, as well as helps buyers find the home easily.
Remove clutter: Less furniture will give the illusion of more space and help define what the rooms are used for.
Depersonalize: take down photos and family heirlooms. People want to envision their own décor on the walls and get distracted when there are things already there.
Organize closets and drawers: you want buyers to see how much space there is and how they will be able to organize themselves.
Clean interior: vacuum daily, mop the floors, clean the windows inside and out, dust ceiling fans, furniture, and light fixtures, etc.
Paint: Bright colors on your walls may discourage certain buyers. Paint walls a neutral color that will appeal to wide range of people.
Eliminate bad odors: take out the trash. Hide the litter box. Use air fresheners or open the windows for fresh air.
Remove favorite items: if there are certain items you plan on taking with you when you move, remove them now. This way people won’t get hung up on the fact that they can’t have something they may have wanted.