Try to rearrange your furniture in a way that maximizes space but also looks symmetrical and appealing.
Develop an inviting atmosphere
Try things like turning on calm music, toning the lighting or turning on the fireplace to create a relaxing and comfortable environment for potential buyers.
Pull back curtains, open blinds and let a lot of natural light in. Replace any old light bulbs and try to keep all of your lighting up to date. Lighting can make your house appear bigger, brighter and even more welcoming.
Keep your home at a comfortable temperature
Assess the weather outside and adjust the temperature accordingly. Do not let the temperature in your home be too cold or too hot. You want it to be just right and assuring that will allow the buyers to be comfortable while looking through the house and it will increase their chances of staying longer.
Make sure the home is clean and keep clutter to a minimum. Having too many things can give buyers the impression that there is not enough storage or cabinet space, so make sure to get rid of some things and tidy up. Also make sure to scrub things down and show buyers that the house has been well cared for.
Keep landscaping well groomed
The lawn is the first thing the buyer will see, it is their first impression of the home. Keep it looking pristine for a good first impression.
Keep the exterior looking presentable
This goes along with keeping your landscaping well groomed and first impressions of the house. Keep things out of your driveway and if you have a walkway, be sure to keep it clean and passable.
Be aware of scents
Try to refrain from spraying the air with air fresheners or plugging them. Also stray away from burning candles. As an alternative try opening the windows (weather permitting). Also know that the smell of fresh baking is extremely alluring to just about anyone so don’t hesitate in whipping up a batch of fresh baked cookies before potential buyers arrive.
Provide snacks and refreshments
Leaving snack and refreshments out will get buyers to stay longer and it will add a touch that buyers will be able to remember about your home.
Leave the home
It is very likely that the buyer will not want to talk about all aspects of the house in front of you or feel comfortable investigating its flaws while you are present. Instead of being present, leave them a note thanking them for coming to see your home and give them their space