When potential buyers take a look through listings for homes for sale, they may or may not have an idea of what they are looking for. Some buyers will want a very specific kind of home and if your listing isn't the townhouse or condo they are looking for, then there isn't much that can be done to change their minds.
Though there are also many buyers who don't have a specific type of home they are looking for and so, by making your property welcoming and appealing, you can sell quickly and be on to the next step you've been planning for your own real estate journey.
Your home only has a brief window to make a lasting impression on potential buyers and you will want to make sure the impression is positive.
By cleaning your home top to bottom, you are taking the first of many steps towards bringing in buyers and having them consider buying your property. Making your beds and straightening pictures on the wall aren't the only things that need to be done before a showing. A dirty home will not excite anyone, you need to ensure that those viewing your home can picture themselves living there, so dirty baseboards and grimy windows will drive away any interest.
The next step is clearing away clutter so buyers can appreciate the space, not think its too small or crowded to fit their own furniture in. The space needs to be open and inviting, this can be achieved by staging your home in a tasteful manner.
A fresh coat of paint on certain rooms will also help grab interest as some buyers cannot see through a color they don't like. Having neutral colors throughout your home will show that the home has the potential to become anything a buyer might want, they will be able to choose colors they would like for different spaces.
Remember that this will no longer be your home soon, you need to cater to the buyer and strive to impress them with your home so ensure a quick sale. We all want a bidding war but, unfortunately they don't happen often enough, instead aim for the quick and easy sale, so you can get moving to your next home as well.
A Realtor can be a great help through each step of the preparation, don't hesitate to call a professional to ensure you can impress buyers as quickly and easily as possible.