If you put your house on the market, it usually means you are ready to move on, be it to upsize, downsize or relocate.
Here are some key tips to remember to make the house SHOW LIKE A JEM:
1) emotionally detach yourself from home. A good way to do to that is by taking down your personal photos along with those family heirlooms prior to showings starting. It also means the buyer will not see and list it as a contingency in the purchase agreement.
2) don't just organize, DECLUTTER. I know you are still meaning to look through all of last year's National Geographics, but perhaps its time to donate that reading material to the local library.
4) make it SPARKLE. clean and more cleaning. Vinegar should be your best friend. This is especially important for the KITCHEN and BATHROOM.
5) curb appeal. Take a step outside to the end of your driveway.....do you like what you see? What draws your attention first? Make sure that potential seller will want to get out of the car to see more.
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa.