Although home showing isn't exactly hard, there are many things you'll want to do to sell your home if you've got the budget and plenty of time on your hands. There are two important things that affect your home's chances of selling: first impressions and human nature. When you're showing your home, you'll want to create a good first impression of your home on a potential buyer because that can determine whether or not the buyer continues to take a closer look at your home. As for human nature, this is where you appeal to the emotions because emotions oftentimes can make a buyer decide he or she wants your home. You'll find that when you create a positive impact on the emotions of any potential buyer, your home has a higher chance of selling.
Most homes would have walls that have had all kinds of things hung on them (e.g., mirrors, photos, paintings). To the most observant buyer, those small holes are just awful. The holes are tiny imperfections that some buyers might take issue with and some buyers might simply chalk up to the normal use of the house. Visible cracks and holes are common problems in drywall so make sure to check your walls before you open your home to buyers. If there is damage on your drywall, have it repaired before showing your home. It shouldn't cost you a lot. Fill in nail holes with spackle and then apply paint over the wall.
You can't really choose who to show your house to, and you'll find that some people are curious. You could, for instance, have a prospect opening and closing all your windows. What they're doing is checking for problems, which they'd have to pay to have fixed. Thus, it pays to ensure your windows are in good working order. Damages screens don't look good so get them replaced as well.
If any windows are hard to open and maybe it's just due to dirt in the tracks, then clean them. The windows will also easily open and close if you try to rub a rag with some oil in it up and down.
There's nothing more unsightly than built up grease and dirt around the stove ventilation fans. You know what this is about because it's only natural for it to accumulate there, so use a good degreaser cleaner on the stove and the vent hood to remove all that old, smelly grease. When it comes to home showing, the kitchen is an important room, especially if you've got a family looking at your home. Be aware that most buyers look at the kitchen before they look at the other rooms in the house. You can further make improvements to your kitchen so it has more appeal to buyers, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that it should be clean and smelling fresh at all times.
Your home's front exterior needs as much care as your interior when you're getting your home all prepared for a home showing. If you can afford it, go all out in making your front exterior look appealing to buyers. Your home's front exterior is what will draw in prospective buyers. You can give buyers a good first impression of your home right there even before they step through the door.