You're excited to get your home ready to show to prospective buyers but you're a bit overwhelmed by the long list of things to do that your realtor gave you. You don't really need to do everything on that list if it isn't possible for you to do so. What you can do is concentrate on the most important ones. One thing you need to concentrate on is curb appeal, which refers to making your house exterior as attractive and appealing as possible to prospective buyers.
Inside your house, most buyers would look at your kitchen and expect it to look in great condition. Obviously, you'll want to make sure that everything inside and outside your house is looking great for buyers, but there are specific areas of the house that you'll want to concentrate more on.
Every realtor will tell their clients to get their kitchen in great shape for home showing. Making the kitchen totally clean, and smelling good is critical if you want people to keep looking around. People tend to associate negative thoughts and emotions with environments that are dark and unkempt.
When a buyer comes, be sure the turn the kitchen lights on, as the light will create positive thoughts and emotions in the buyer. Invest in a few brighter lights if your kitchen could use it. A wallpaper trim around the ceiling can do wonders in livening up the kitchen. If you have shrubs on your property, you need to get the spruced up as well. You can do this yourself or if you don't have the time, call in a professional lawn care company who can have your front yard looking great in no time. The important thing is to make sure your front lawn doesn't look like it hasn't been cared for in months. Trim down shrubs or bushes that are close to your home. One thing you want to do is ensure the landscaping is not interfering with light shining through your windows. Natural light should be able to easily stream through your house. Light has a positive effect on people and you want potential buyers to feel positive when they're looking inside and outside your house.
Try to minimize your contact with buyers while they're looking at your home. Of course, this tip doesn't apply if you're selling your home without a realtor, or if you have a realtor, your realtor isn't around. You can be welcoming and accommodating without going overboard. Also, most importantly, do not engage in any negotiating with them unless you are selling the house without a realtor. It's the realtor's job to negotiate with buyers on your behalf and he or she will make sure to get the best price for your house. No matter how insistent the buyer gets about negotiating, be polite but firm; let them know that you'll pass their questions along to your realtor. Lucky for you, you won't find any shortage of home showing resources to help you out. And don't forget that your realtor should be an expert on this area, so you can ask your realtor for all the best tips so you can get your home ready for people to see.