List No Home Before Its Time
When you make the decision to sell your home, the impulse is to get it on the market right away. But that can be a costly mistake.
Instead, choose a listing agent and come to an agreement on the listing price. Then, before the first buyer or buyer's agent pulls up outside, do what the old folks used to call "Spring Cleaning."
Make everything from the ceilings to the floor sparkle with cleanliness. Get rid of clutter. Re-arrange the furniture to create a feeling of spaciousness and ease of movement throughout the house – even if it means moving a few pieces of furniture into storage for the time being. Take care of those little "fix-it" jobs that you might have been putting off.
Next, De-personalize so that…