Buyers form their first impressions of your home as they drive up to it and then as they approach the front door and enter. What they see and smell shape their whole experience. A well-kept yard and inviting front entryway are harbingers of pleasant things to come! A clean, uncluttered, fresh-smelling house makes it easy for a buyer to imagine living in the same space.
So, what can you do to appeal to the majority of buyers? De-clutter and impersonalize your home, clear off the kitchen counters and refrigerators, thoroughly clean the house (especially where pets have been), freshen up paint with some neutral colors that have wide ranging appeal, plant some colorful flowers by the front door and make any necessary improvements. By giving the buyers a “clean slate” you are helping them see themselves in your house and encouraging a quick sale!