1. Hire a cleaning service. A spotlessly clean home is essential; dirt will turn off a prospect faster than anything.
2. Mow your lawn, and be sure toys and yard equipment are put away.
3. Lock up your valuables, jewelry, and money. It's impossible to watch everyone all the time.
4. Turn on all the lights. Even in the daytime, incandescent lights add sparkle.
5. Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that's not possible, crate them or confine them to one room (a basement or bath).