Home showing can be a stressful process because there is just so many things you have to do to get your home in excellent shape. You need to minimize the stress, though. 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. Get as many as the problems in your house fixed and if there are issues with the home, you're better off being upfront with the buyer instead of them finding out later on about a major problem with the house.
In most homes, you'll find well-used walls -- walls where all sorts of things were hung, such as paintings, photos, and mirrors. The holes on the wall would look bad to even the least observant buyer. You may think that the holes are just minimal imperfections, but to some buyers, they could be the deal breaker. Check that your home's drywall doesn't have cracks or holes that are very noticeable. If there is damage on your drywall, have it repaired before showing your home. It shouldn't cost you a lot. For the nail holes, use spackle for filling them in. Once you're done filling the holes, apply a fresh coat of pain over the wall. Appearances are everything when showing your home and those who make the extra effort get their home sold. When buyers look at your home, they're not just going to look at your house as one big picture; they're going to look at the nooks and crannies, and they'll even notice the smallest of cracks or tiniest speck of dust on your windows. So even before you put your home on the market, make sure that you replace those windows that are cracked or broken. Your windows may be acceptable to you in terms of how clean they are, but give them a good polish right before a buyer comes to your home. If you leave windows in disrepair or if you have blinds or drapes that are dusty and moldy, buyers are going to think you hardly care about your home. If they have this impression of you, they're going to next wonder what else is wrong in the home and they'll start looking for those.
Consider your home's electricity as well, specifically the wall switches and outlets. If any of these things have problems, get them fixed. Simply check every single light switch in your house to ensure proper operation. Make sure to replace switches that don't feel right or aren't working right.
An outlet tester is useful and you can buy one at a department or hardware store. They're useful for testing your electric outlets. You'll know what problem needs fixing from the LEDs on the tester that show any problem. You don't have to go through a lot of stress in the process of showing your home. You simply need to be organized. Approach the process in a methodical way and you should be fine. Stay within your budget that you have created for selling your house. Even the small details matter in the process so you shouldn't overlook these.