Getting your house ready to show to buyers can be a very stressful time, but it's important that you make an effort to minimize the stress if you possibly can. Buyers who have lots of experience in home showing understand the stress involved. What you need to do is make an honest effort to get any problems in the home fixed and come clean about any issues about the home with the buyer.
Your garage, basement or attic shouldn't have way too much stuff in them that people will have a hard time walking around. A potential buyer could get turned off when he or she sees cramped rooms. Clear up space in your house by renting a storage unit and storing your accumulated stuff in there. Once you've got those areas cleared out, clean them thoroughly. Get a couple of extra lights and place them strategically in your basement if your basement is unfinished. When you're showing your home to a buyer, turn on the lights as this will make the area look more appealing. For buyers, appearances are everything, so you need to make the extra effort to make your home appealing to prospective buyers. Yes, people do pay attention to the smallest details including how clean the windows are. If a couple of your windows are cracked, get them replaced right away, preferably before your first prospective buyer comes to look at your home. If you've got window blinds, make sure they're dusted clean. You can't really know what others are thinking, but in the case of your home with its broken, cracked, or dusty windows, you can pretty much guess that they'll think you don't care about your home. The next thing they'll think about is what other bad stuff they'll see in your house as they look around.
An accumulation of dirty and grease around your stove's ventilation fans is not a pretty sight and can actually turn off many buyers. With a good degreaser cleaner, you can get rid of the old, smelly grease on the fans and around the stove. The kitchen is one area in the house where people will spend a lot of time in so your kitchen should look warm and inviting to potential buyers. In fact, that is one of the first rooms that many people look at when they are evaluating a house for purchase. You can do a number of things to spruce up your kitchen but the most important thing to remember is to keep it clean and smelling nice.
Don't be discouraged if no one makes an offer on your home and many buyers have been around to look at it. You will get more home showings, and in the meantime you can make more improvements. Think of the process of selling your home like baseball: you have to wait for the pitch before you swing your bat. Sooner or later, the right buyer will come.