You're excited to get your home ready to show to prospective buyers but you're a bit overwhelmed by the long list of things to do that your realtor gave you. If you cannot do everything the realtor would love to see then focus on the important parts and just do what you can. In real estate, there's what you call the "curb appeal" concept and you may have heard of this before. If your home exterior has curb appeal, you increase your chances of selling your home.
Inside your house, most buyers would look at your kitchen and expect it to look in great condition. Obviously, you'll want to make sure that everything inside and outside your house is looking great for buyers, but there are specific areas of the house that you'll want to concentrate more on.
You've probably seen a few or even many homes whose walls showing obvious signs that mirrors, photographs, paintings, or any other items you'd normally hang on a wall. The holes on the wall would look bad to even the least observant buyer. There are buyers who'll just ignore those tiny imperfections, but there are also those who'll factor the holes in their decision. Before showing your home, make sure to inspect your drywall for visible cracks and holes. If there is damage on your drywall, have it repaired before showing your home. It shouldn't cost you a lot. Are there nail holes in your wall? If there are, use spackle to fill them in and give the wall a fresh coat of paint. When it comes to selling a home, appearances are everything. Prospective buyers who come to see your home are going to notice even the littlest details, such as cracks or dust and grime on your windows. So before you even open your home to buyers, get those cracked or broken windows replaced. If you've got window blinds, make sure they're dusted clean. You can't really know what others are thinking, but in the case of your home with its broken, cracked, or dusty windows, you can pretty much guess that they'll think you don't care about your home. If they have this impression of you, they're going to next wonder what else is wrong in the home and they'll start looking for those.
Stove ventilation fans that are greasy and dirty can be a turn off. With a good degreaser cleaner, you can get rid of the old, smelly grease on the fans and around the stove. The kitchen is an important room when it comes to home showing, and for a family, you can make a positive impression with your kitchen. In general, prospective buyers look at the kitchen first before looking at the rest of the house. You can do a number of things to spruce up your kitchen but the most important thing to remember is to keep it clean and smelling nice.
Don't be afraid to approach your realtor and ask for tips on home showing. If your realtor is professional and caring, then all of that should be forthcoming, anyway.