Mowing your lawn and keeping your flowers watered will give a fresh and clean look to your property.
Make sure the lawn equipment, toys, and vehicles are stored out-of-sight if at all possible. You don't want any distractions for a potential buyer.
Depending on the amount of work involved, any painting or touch-up work can pay big dividends.
The neater the interior, the easier it is for a buyer to visualize their furniture in the home, as well as in living there. Get rid of any clutter.
Make sure the bathrooms and kitchen are clean.
A buyer will look in the closets, so keep them neat.
Keep the windows clean. You want the buyer to look out and be able to see the view without smudges on the glass.
What to fix
When a buyer has made an accepted offer, he will have an opportunity for a building inspection. Anything broken or not working properly may need to be fixed to the buyer's satisfaction. Getting things fixed before hand makes the selling process easier.
Fix leaky faucets inside and outside.
Replace anything missing or broken such as doors, windows, or appliances.
The odor of cigarette smoke in a house can be a turnoff for many people. If you smoke, using an air freshener and opening the house to the outside air can help minimize the smell.
Make sure that you have all ash trays, litter boxes, and all trash removed and concealed before the house is shown.
Fresh flowers and scented candles add a pleasant touch for showings.