Remove all the clutter in your home. Remove personal items such as collectibles, posters on the wall and photos. Make sure the front is clean and spruced up…first impressions last.
Put excess furniture and belongings in storage. There is good chance a potential buyer will look in the closet. The closet should be very organized and not packed with junk.
Install new carpeting and flooring if it appears worn or outdated.
Fix any items in your home that are broken such as a leaky faucet.
Remove all pets and pet supplies. Move pets to a temporary home.
Give the exterior of home a fresh new coat of paint and power wash the exterior if needs be.
Ensure that outside of the home looks well kept. Plant some flowers, cut the grass and keep the bushes trimmed.
Before potential buyers arrive ensure that house is free of odour.
Consider having a pre-listing inspection performed. Buyers will be hiring professional inspectors; here's your chance to address problems in advance.