All buyers want a home that the can "move right in with no changes".  Even though this may be unrealistic, that's what buyer are looking for when they buy a home.  When you are selling your house, you need to think like a buyer, not a seller.  Make your house neutral, freshly painted, clean or new carpet, not too cluttered, remove furniture you don't need and make the room look bigger, turn on all your lights and open your window shades and blinds to make the house look bigger.  Remember, most buyers are moving because they don't have enough room for their things in their current  home.  Go to a local model home and notice how they have the house staged.  This is how you want your house to look when you pit it on the market.  If you are going to have a yard sale, give things to charities or family, do it now.   Everything we discussed in this blog needs to be done BEFORE you put your house on the market.  Jackie Vaughan, our team leader, is an experienced stager for over 20 years.  She will tell you what you need to do before you sell.  Call us for a free, no obligation advise tour.