· Keep the grass freshly cut.
· Remove all yard clutter.
· Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
· Paint the front door.
· Weed and apply fresh mulch to garden beds.
· Clean windows inside and out.
· Wash or paint home's exterior.
· Tighten and clean all door handles.
· Ensure gutters and downspouts are firmly attached.
· Remove excessive wall hangings, furniture and knickknacks (consider a temporary self-storage unit).
· Clean or paint walls and ceilings.
· Shampoo carpets.
· Clean and organize cabinets and closets.
· Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.
· Clean all light fixtures.
· Turn on all the lights.
· Open drapes in the daytime.
· Keep pets secured outdoors.
· Play quiet background music.
· Light the fireplace (if seasonally appropriate).
· Infuse home with a comforting scent like apple spice or vanilla.
Vacate the property while it is being shown!