Ensure your house is clean and tidy. Remove clutter Make sure all doors work well (handles turn and lock smoothly and doors don’t jam). Open curtains to allow as much light in as possible. Turn lights on. Rub lavender oil into door-jambs to provide a soothing clean smell.
Replace all cracked/broken glass. Make sure all gates work well (handles turn and lock smoothly and doors don’t jam). Clean out gutters. Replace broken fences/missing palings. Mow the lawns and mulch where necessary.
Try to be out of the home when buyers inspect as they will feel more comfortable. Make sure the home is a comfortable temperature. Use an oil burner with vanilla soy melt – the aroma creates pleasant associations for buyers. Ensure your agent knows what makes your house a home – explain why it has that special ‘feel’ for you, point out its highlights. This will also help the photographer create advertising materials that really capture the feeling of the home.