Home showing is nothing difficult to do effectively to get your home sold, but there's a lot that you can do if you have the time and money for it. Two important parts of successfully selling your house are first impressions and human nature. When you're showing your home, you'll want to create a good first impression of your home on a potential buyer because that can determine whether or not the buyer continues to take a closer look at your home. As for human nature, this is where you appeal to the emotions because emotions oftentimes can make a buyer decide he or she wants your home. You'll find that when you create a positive impact on the emotions of any potential buyer, your home has a higher chance of selling.
Your garage, basement or attic shouldn't have way too much stuff in them that people will have a hard time walking around. A cramped room is something that can turn a prospective buyer off. It's not too expensive to rent a storage unit. You can place most of your things in there. Thoroughly clean those areas once you have all the things in them cleared out. Is your basement not completed? You can strategically place a few extra lights in it. Having the lights turned on will make the room a lot more appealing, while you're showing it to a prospective buyer.
Moving to the driveway and garage floor, they should not have anything major in the way of stains or needed repairs. If you do have large cracks or those that are long, then they can be quickly taken care of. You can get the cracks filled with ready-mix concrete. This is super easy to do and will not take long and the unsightly cracks will be gone. Get rid of any oil stains on the two surfaces. You can find all kinds of oil stain removers and they work pretty much the same.
Buyers might be turned off by the dirt and grease that have built up around the ventilation fans on your stove. Clean the fans with a degreaser cleaner. Prospective buyers will be imagining themselves in their kitchen and if your kitchen looks great, they're a lot more likely to seriously consider making an offer on your house. In fact, that is one of the first rooms that many people look at when they are evaluating a house for purchase. You can further make improvements to your kitchen so it has more appeal to buyers, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that it should be clean and smelling fresh at all times.
If your house has been shown and there are no bids then stay positive and use the time wisely. The right buyer will come along, and while you're waiting, you can use the time to make several more improvements to your home. Selling a home is very much like being at bat: you wait for your pitch before swinging. The right buyer will come one day and then everything will fall into place.