Deep clean inside and outside your home. This goes beyond the standard
cleaning that you do on a weekly basis. Buyers will give your home a
thorough look, and often base their decision on what the house looks like,
including the upkeep.
Consider bringing in a professional to do the cleaning for you.
Deep cleaning includes hardwood floor refinishing, carpet cleaning,
bathroom and kitchen deep cleaning (including appliances and cabinets),
bathtubs, countertops, toilets. Remove any pet odors and consider lighting
candles to neutralize any unpleasant odors.
Outdoor cleaning includes pressure washing your sidewalks, decks, and
windows. You may even consider caulking tubs, showers, and sinks.
Make Small Upgrades
Making small improvements to the home can help it stand out in the market
against other homes and increase the value. Kitchen and bathroom
improvements have a high return and small improvements like cabinet knobs,
light fixtures, showerheads, and faucets can carry a large impact.