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When you want your house to sell faster there are many things that can be done around the house that doesn’t apply to specifically one room. These tips are things you can do throughout the entire house to make it more presentable for potential buyers to fall in love with.

Throughout Your Home


  1. Put your family photos in storage.
  2. Create a positive mood. Turn on all the lights, day or night and install higher wattage light bulbs to show off your home brightly.
  3. Remove clutter from each room to visually enlarge the space.
  4. If you have a fireplace, highlight it in your decoratingBeautiful living room interior with hardwood floors and fireplace in new luxury home. Couches at Right Angles are Opposite Armchairs and Fireplace with Surround that Stretches to Ceiling
  5. Keep your home dusted and vacuumed at all times.
  6. If your carpets are looking drab, giving them a good steam clean won’t hurt. If they don’t clean up well, you may want to consider replacing them.
  7. Have a family game plan to get the home in order quickly if necessary in case of a last minute showing request.
  8. Air out your home for a half hour before showings, if possible.
  9. Lightly spray the house with air freshener so that it has a chance to diffuse before the buyer arrives.
  10. Open the draperies, pull up the shades and let in the natural light.
  11. Improve traffic flow through every room by removing unnecessary furniture.
  12. Create the feeling of a spacious entry area by using decorative accents and removing unnecessary furniture.
  13. Putty over and paint any nail holes or other mishaps in the walls.
  14. Paint all interior wall a neutral color to brighten the home and make it look bigger.
  15. Repair or replace any loose or damaged wallpaper.
  16. Clean all light bulbs and light fixtures to brighten the home.
  17. Wash all windows inside and outYoung woman cleaning window glass at home
  18. Use plants in transitional areas of your house.
  19. Make the most of your attic’s potential.
  20. Remove and/or Hide excess extension cords. If you have an extension cord running to a lamp or small appliance try and make due without.
  21. Open doors to areas you want potential buyers to see such as walk-in closets, pantries, attic, etc.
  22. Remove all pet and smoke odors. Smoking inside your home can lose you up to 20% of the value.
  23. Repair or replace banisters and handrails
  24. Dust any vertical and horizontal blinds.
  25. if you have any drapes, consider giving them a good wash.