No matter when homeowners plan to sell, their goal is to maximize their return on investment. In order for Realtors to help sellers improve their profit potential and, thus, better their own chances of pocketing a higher commission, they should stress the importance of an updated, clean, and organized home that buyers will view as move-in ready. Curb appeal is crucial, so the dwelling should boast a manicured lawn and a freshly painted door; and an entryway free of personal belongings and clutter also can make a good first impression. Fresh paint also makes a good first impression, but the color should be neutral and current to have the biggest impact. Sellers should appeal to a buyer’s senses with the aroma of cinnamon or vanilla and the placement of flowers and other natural elements. Both kitchens and bathrooms should have updated fixtures and be clutter-free, and furniture and accessories should be pared down to ease the flow of traffic and allow buyers to picture their own belongings in the space. | Read More