It can be very stressful when you're trying to get your house in excellent shape for showing to buyers. You need to avoid all the stress, though, if it's at all possible. Those buyers who've been to many home showings and are familiar with the things that sellers go through to prepare their homes will understand if some things in your home are overlooked. Make every effort to fix many of the problems in your home. If there are any issues with the home, be upfront with the buyer. It's better that they hear it from than for them to discover the issues later on.
Clear all the walkways on your property. Sweep away any trash and try to do is daily. Sweep away dirt as well. Don't go overboard by having new walkways put in; your walkways may look old, but you can make them look presentable. Grab your garden hose and spray water on the pavements until they look clean. Use a stiff broom to remove any stubborn stain or dirt. Brighten up the walkways to create a positive effect on prospective buyers.
Look at your mailbox and see if you need to buy a new one or if it could look good again with some thorough cleaning or new paint. This is another one of those little things that people notice in some way. One thing to remember about home showing is how your home looks from the street, as this is the very first impression people will have of your house. You're well aware about first impressions and many buyers are going to be there sitting in their cars asking themselves if the house they're looking at from across the street is a house they'd like to own or not. So even the smallest things like a new mailbox or a clean one, will have an impact.
Turn on every light in your house for a potential buyer who is coming to look at your house at night. This includes all the lights outside your house. Lighting has magical effects on people, which is to say it is all positive, so you want everything in your home to have a positive effect on your potential buyer. Open up all the sliding doors you have in your home. Inspect the tracks and remove any debris you see in them. Opening up the doors and having all the lights on will give the illusion of a spacious interior.
How your front exterior looks is important when you're getting your home ready for showing. Go all out on making sure the front exterior is the best it can be. Your front exterior is the first thing any potential buyer will see. Impress buyers with a great front exterior so they already have a positive first impression of your home even before they step inside.