Begin this process with one simple idea:"This is not my home, it is a house for sale."
This allows you to look at your home through the lense of a Buyer. When you are looking at property to purchase, what is important to you?
Recommended TO DO LIST:
Level 1: The Basics
De-clutter, De-personalize, Deep-clean
Level 2: Beyond the Basics
Paint the walls neutral colours, make minor repairs, re-arrange furniture/art
Level 3: Way Beyond the Basics
Major renovations, complete unfinished basements, consider professional staging
*Think of this process as a head start to packing
* Even though some repairs seem minor, they can be a major factor in determining whether the Buyer will actually buy.
* Pay attention to rooms that smell - this is can be very off putting to Buyers.
* Don't forget about the outside - curb appeal is very important!