Clean clean clean! Absolutely every space in your home needs to be clean including storage areas, the garage, the furnace room etc.
Try to make sure pets are not in the house during showings or open houses and store pet supplies as well.
Fresh flowers are a nice touch to any room.
Don't get caught up with things that don't really matter like baking fresh cookies. Instead concentrate on how to keep the house sparkling clean.
Make any obvious repairs: dripping faucets, damaged walls and other items that aren't in working condition need to be repaired.
Take a good look at the outside of the property as well, overgrown bushes, cracked driveways, and old un-kept outdoor furniture can be a real eyesore.
Closets, storage spaces and the garage should not be full of excess items. These spaces are just as important as the rest of the house.
Pack away any clothes and items that are seasonal and create the appearance of more space in bedroom closets.
Turn on all the lights for showings to reduce dark corners in rooms when buyers walk through.
Don't cook any meals with strong odors like fish these smells are hard to remove.
Don't use any artificial sprays or air fresheners , some people are allergic to them. The best smell in your house is clean.