What you may or may not be doing to help or hinder your home sale:
A master bedroom should appeal to both men and women.
When you are selling, your master bedroom should appeal to buyers of both sexes. Get rid of features that seem too gender-specific. Paint the walls a neutral color, and choose bedding that matches. Light airy and simple white colors work best. Then accessorize with items that complement the overall color scheme.
Have an unattractive fireplace? Make it a selling feature.
Need to turn an unattractive fireplace into a selling feature? First, that dated brass screen has got to go. Next, give the fireplace a good cleaning, scrubbing it with soap and water. Then, using a stone color-enhancer, polish the bricks to make them shine. This will showcase your amenity and not hide it.
Stain dated kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them.
Dated kitchen cabinets can be a big turnoff to potential buyers. Instead of paying big bucks to replace them, just stain them. First, apply the stain in even strokes, going with the grain of the wood. Add some stylish new hardware which can be inexpensive at a local hardware store, and your kitchen will have the up-to-date look that buyers love, for less money.
Add drama to old hardwood flooring.
First, isolate damaged boards, cut them out, and replace them with new pieces. Rent a sander from a local hardware store, and give the floor a good sanding. The last step is to stain the boards with a rich color, and in no time you will have perfect floors once again.
Stage rooms with one purpose so buyers will know what it is.
Potential buyers are confused by extra rooms that have a mishmash of uses. Don't put an office in a baby's room or the play room in the dining room. To avoid this problem, first clear away clutter and excess furniture. Paint the walls a neutral tone and then furnish the room with a desk to stage it as a home office in which buyers will want to get down to business.
With just a few starting tips to get you going, you can stage your home to sell, not just get shown.