Advertising your home will be more marketable to prospective buyers if it is in move-in condition. Work together with a real estate agent to maximize your marketing and advertising efforts. Effective advertisements, whether online or otherwise, should inform prospective buyers about the benefits and features your home has to offer. Ultimately, a successful sale comes down to having patience and persistence and making a buyer feel at home.
Prepare the house interior and exterior for maximum appeal. Cut the grass, trim the bushes, remove the weeds and prune the trees on your property. Repair or paint any exterior parts of the house that need it. Clean every room of your house thoroughly, including carpets, walls and ceilings. Paint interior rooms if their walls or ceilings are stained from smoking or other causes. Clear counters of all unnecessary appliances, knick-knacks, papers, dishware or anything else. Remove all smells from your house before bringing prospective buyers inside, especially if you smoke or have pets.
Show your property to prospective buyers. Make a plan with your agent about the best days and hours he can bring buyers through your home. Be quick to schedule a walk-through with prospective buyers you meet. Host a weekend open house and invite your neighbors and friends.