Here are the eight worst things you can let happen to your house when you’re trying to sell it:

1. Tangled chords.We get it—tangled chords happen in a lot of places around the house, but you want to hide them as much as possible or organize them to look clean and tidy.

2. Busy decor. It’s fun to be expressive with your decorating, unless you’re trying to sell your home. People want to walk into your home and see a more neutral space (or blank canvas, if you will), so put away your prints and wallpapers and keep things low key.

3. Open shelving. You want to try to utilize open shelving as a decoration and put your finest China on display. Don’t use it for actual storage.

4. Unmade beds. It’s especially important during home showings to make your bed. That could go a long way in making your house look fresh and clean.

“It’s fun to be expressive with your decorating, unless you’re trying to sell your home.”

5. A messy entryway. When people walk into your house, you want to make a good first impression on them, so don’t have shoes strewn everywhere or keys hanging on the walls around your entryway. Keep that space clean and open.

6. Leaving laundry out.Even if it’s clean and folded, any laundry that’s left out can make the home look a little too “lived-in.” Remember, you want people to imagine themselves in your home, and if they see your laundry on the counter, that can diminish the effect.

7. Cluttered countertops. Again, you want people to envision themselves in your home, so clear off your countertops and open up space for them to do so.

8. Dirty floors. Try to tidy up your home’s floors before every showing. That will make your home look very appealing, attractive, and sellable.

If you have any other questions about how to make your home look great while it’s on the market or you have any other real estate needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be glad to help you.