Look at it this way - would you go on a first-time date you have been waiting for without making yourself... more presentable and marketable?
Would you go out on a date with a few missing teeth, bad breath, badly dressed, hair messed up, dirty and smelly with half a shoe on? Likely not....unless you really don't want to make a good impression and get turned down by your date. But you do want to make the right impression, right?
Well, the same principles apply to your home as you put it up for sale. Consider each buyer as the first-time date you have been waiting for - presenting it the best you can under its best conditions in all its splendor.
Yet, as real estate agent, I walk into homes for sale that are smelly, dirty, in bad condition with missing grout, tired paint, and such and generally messed up. And I can assure you that's not the way to impress buyers to write you any offer, and far from getting the best terms and conditions.
So my recommendation is for you to find a competent and savvy real estate agent that will review your home, show you the ways, and provide you with the guidance and advice to make your home look the best - dressing it to sell. Each buyer is like a new date....
Richard Bazinet - Realty ONE Group - Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate