The majority of home buyers these days are looking for a house with bright airy rooms so think of some ways to add as much light into your home as possible. Trim back any vegetation outside that might be blocking light from a room. It is also a good idea to take down heavy or dark window treatments. Rooms with too much furniture or clutter can make a space look a lot darker, not to mention a lot smaller so go for a minimal approach and remove any extra items. Another way to make a space look much brighter is with a fresh coat of white paint.
Something that can really age a home is the kitchen and bathrooms. While it may be beyond your budget to install new ones, can you refresh what is already there? For example, refinishing cabinetry and replacing hardware can transform the kitchen and re-glazing sinks and the tub can give a bathroom a new lease of life.
Are there any extra bedrooms in the home? With many people working from home these days it might be a good idea to repurpose one of them as a home office which would appeal to many homebuyers.
Lastly, use a variety of staging techniques that highlight the best features of each room. Remember, your home will most likely be seen online before someone decides to come and view it, so it is worth investing in good photos, and don’t forget to have everywhere clean and tidy before taking them.