Walk through your home as if you were a buyer. Can you move around freely in each room? Do the rooms flow easily into one another? If not, you can open up the space by removing excess furniture. You want to create easy traffic flow from one room to the other.
Another issue that we all deal with is clutter, junk, stuff, whatever you want to call it. Most people just have too much stuff. If you can afford it, rent a small storage space to store your excess furniture, and any non-essential things you may have around your home. You want to have a clear and clean palate so that potential buyers can imagine themselves and all of their clutter, junk and stuff in. If you do not want to spend the money on a storage space, invest in some larger plastic containers to store everything in. Stack them in the basement, attic, garage, shed, wherever. Just get them out of the living areas. An clean and organized home is pleasing to the eyes.
Toilets, tubs, closets and cabinets. Yes buyers will look in all of these. Bathrooms should always stay cleaned. Storage is always going to be something that potential buyers will want to asses in a new home. I know that many people, when cleaning up their house, tend to throw stuff into closets. Take some extra time and keep closets, cabinets and drawers organized.
Running toilets, leaky faucets, squeaky doors, ripped screens, these are all easy projects that most people can do themselves for little cost. Ask your Realtor to walk through your home and take note of any of these potential issues. These can be big turnoffs for potential buyers, so make sure these are addressed before that For Sale sign goes in the yard.
Natural light is always pleasing, so make sure your windows are clean. Open up any heavy window treatments or blinds. Make sure to dust your blinds!
A clean, well organized home, is always important when trying to sell!