Home Staging Tips

Highlight your home's strengths, downplay its weaknesses and appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers with these home-staging tips: 

  • Staging rooms to show off their true potential is essential when selling your home. Clear out clutter and other personal items, such as picture frames, that will distract buyers. Paint the walls a neutral tone, and furnish the space to show off how functional it is. 
  • Pack up unnecessary items and furniture before you show the house. An over packed room is a red flag to buyers that your home lacks storage space. Pack up unnecessary items and furniture, and move items to your garage or a nearby storage facility. Clear the way for a sale by letting buyers see your square footage, not your personal belongings.
  • Storage space sells! Potential buyers love homes that have lots of storage space. Since they will open your closets, it's a good idea to clear out unnecessary clutter, and organize your shelves to show off how much storage you really have.
  • Make awkward spaces functional by giving it a purpose and rearranging furniture.
  • Replace old carpets and other damaged flooring.
  • Update kitchen appliances and cabinet hardware.
  • Remove items and small appliances from kitchen countertops. 
  • A master bedroom should appeal to both sexes. Paint the walls a neutral color, and choose bedding that matches.
  • Replace old bedding and bathroom towels in each room.
  • Make rooms brighter by adding lighting or removing/replacing dark colored drapery.
  • Clean grimy shower doors and bathroom walls. Mix a spray bottle with one part water and one part bleach and spray the walls. Give it a fresh coat of paint if needed.
  • Replace old bathroom vanities. Buyers love pedestal sinks in powder rooms.
  • Power wash a worn patio and add potted plants for greenery. Add a sitting area if there’s not one. Remove clutter from the yard, clean up after pets, pull weeds, and cut the grass.
  • Deep clean the house and add air fresheners, potpourri, and candles.