1. Minimize what is in the home. Eliminate some furniture if it is crowded. There should be plenty of open floor space, open counter space, and room in the closets and cabinets. Even though the buyers know they don’t have to move you, they will feel overwhelmed if you have a lot of “stuff”.
2. Clean, clean, clean. Whatever you are selling, it will be a whole lot more appealing if it is really clean. Scrub everything. Don’t forget the exterior: light fixtures, porches, steps, patios & decks, and also the siding, if it is dirty. ALL the windows need to be sparkling clean.
3. Maintain your yard. Trim everything, weed beds, plant some flowers and make sure your grass looks good. A nice looking yard will do a lot to increase your property’s appeal. If you are in a condo or townhouse, make sure your entrance looks well maintained.
Time and effort will go a long way in improving a buyers impression of your property without spending a lot of money!