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Mistake #1: Don’t think you can get away with shoving everything that doesn’t have a place into your garage.
Expert Tip: Designate items you no longer want for trash, charity, document shredding or electronics recycling to conquer the clutter.
Mistake #2: Outdated wallpaper and window coverings can drastically impair a buyer’s ability to picture themselves in your home.
Expert Tip: Neutralizing the color palette of your house is a key step to depersonalizing, which helps buyers feel like they are already home.
Mistake #3: Unpleasant odors such as smoke and pet smells can send house hunters running.
Expert Tip: Lime is one of the most universally appealing aromas you can use to cast out evil odors.
Mistake #4: Many home sellers complete a thorough cleaning and then let day-to-day dirt pile up.
Expert Tip: Be consistent in your maintenance to keep your home clean throughout the showing and selling process.
Mistake #5: While spending all of that time staging your interior, don’t forget to maximize the curb appeal of your home.
Expert Tip: If maintaining your home while you sell is too stressful, consider getting some help from a staging professional.