Make Minor Repairs and Updates: Shipshape
Spend some time fixing the little things that may have piled up over the years: old picture holes, leaky faucets, scuffs and scratches, freshen the caulking around sinks and tubs. Consider giving your house a fresh coat of neutral coloured paint – no need to stand out as “that house with the orange bedroom”. You might even want to consider a fresh bedspread, a throw pillow or two and maybe even some new cabinet hardware. Making a few small changes can really freshen things up for you, and your buyers.
Now is also the time to think about what you really want to take with you – if window coverings and heirloom light fixtures are important to you, change them now. Replace your hand made draperies and your grandmother’s chandelier with something neutral and pleasing so your buyers won’t want what they can’t have.