Staging Your Home

Here are a few tips on preparing your home for sell!

  • Home StagingCreate Great Curb Appeal: Make the first impression count. Clean up, paint front windows and doors, keep the lawn mowed and the bushes trimmed, plant or pot colorful flowers, clear the sidewalks.
  • Make the House Shine: A home in immaculate condition sells more quickly – and for more. Wash windows inside and out, make sure kitchen and bath features gleam, shampoo or replace carpeting, clean and dust throughout, take care of any pet odors.
  • De-Personalize: You want buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. Pack up those family heirlooms and personal photographs.
  • De-Clutter: Less is more in creating home appeal. Keep counters free of personal items, pare furnishings down to the bare essentials, pack up those cute knickknacks.
  • Make Minor Repairs: Don’t let maintenance shortcomings affect the sale. Patch any holes in the walls. Consider painting a neutral color. Replace cracked floor or counter tiles, fix leaky faucets and doors that don’t close properly, replace burned-out light bulbs.
  • Remove Favorite Items: If buyers don’t see something, they won’t want it to be part of the deal. Remove fixtures or window coverings now if you’re going to take them with you.
  • Rearrange Closets and Cabinets: Tidy, organized closets make a positive statement about your home. Keep medicines and other personal items out of sight, pack away much of your clothing, neatly arrange shoes and shelf items.
  • Show Your Home in the Best Light: Your home needs to be at its friendliest when buyers go through it. Open the drapes and let the sunshine in, have fresh flowers on display, set a comfortable temperature, make sure it smells fresh.

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Free Resource: Tips for Home Sellers – 10 Hardcore Staging Tactics