Wash your windows: Washing the windows really does make a tremendous difference. It’s like trying to sell a diamond ring that’s encrusted with years of soap and life goo. Wouldn’t you have it professionally cleaned to get the best price possible? In fact, according to Money Magazine, the number one presale improvement that generates the best return on investment is having clean windows. They say the average return on window cleaning is 769%. If your windows are difficult to wash then pay a service to do it. You will be amazed at the difference in the quality of the light in your home. Speaking of lighting:
Analyze the lighting: Especially in the winter Darkness can make a home feel small, uninviting and dirty, even when it isn’t. Dated fixtures may not be a deal-breaker, but they probably won’t show up in a buyer’s “pros” column. Replace or refurbish what you’re willing to, then install the brightest bulbs you can. If you choose LED lights, you can get many more lumens than incandescent bulbs, all while using less energy and generating less heat.
Replace your linens: Buy a new set of the fluffiest bath towels can find for each of the bathrooms and only put them out for showings. If you haven’t replaced the bed linens for several years now is the time. Buy new linens in white or a neutral color and you will be able to use it in the new house as well.
Paint the front door: Or the entire doorframe if necessary. Your Buyers will be standing in front of it whilst their real estate agent gets the key so you want that first look to be prefect. Don’t let a tired old door or scratched paint frame cost you a sale.
Don’t forget the outside: A lot of people forget that keeping your garden looking tidy can make a huge difference to your home. Things, like planting flowers and keeping your garden looking lush can make a big impact on your space. Blow the leaves, power wash the exterior, fix any deteriorating hardscape, etc. Little things make a big difference!