Home Staging

Eight seconds. That’s all it takes for most buyers to form a first opinion of your house.
It’s not long, so you need to make it count. Ideally, your home should impress and motivate a buyer to swiftly make an offer before it’s gone from the market.
We are dedicated to selling your property at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time. Home staging can help highlight your home’s best features, making it appeal to buyers’ senses and emotions. Following simple exterior and interior design ideas and home-improvement suggestions such as the ones found on our Moving Checklist page of this presentation, can maximize your home’s attractiveness and create a captivating first impression.

Staging Your Home Checklist

Inside

  • Clear all unnecessary objects from furniture throughout the house
  • Clear all unnecessary objects from the kitchen countertops
  • In the bathroom, remove items from the countertops, tubs, shower stalls and commode tops
  • Be sure that the bathroom tubs, tile, sinks, shower floor and ceiling and toilet bowls are free of mildew and look sparkling clean
  • Rearrange or remove some of the furniture if necessary
  • Take down or rearrange pictures or objects on walls
  • Patch and paint where necessary
  • Review the house inside room by room, and:
    • Paint any room needing paint
    • Clean carpets and vacuum drapes that need it
    • Clean windows and cobwebs from ceilings and chandeliers
  • Make sure the closets and garage are not “too full”
  • Replace burned out light bulbs and repair any faulty switches
  • Repairs and improvements will facilitate a sale being made
  • Make certain all rooms are odor-free

Outside

  • Go around perimeter of the house and remove all garbage cans, discarded wood scraps, extra building materials, etc, into the garage or trash
  • Check gutters and/or roof for leaks and/or dry rot
  • Weed and then mulch all planting areas
  • Clear patios and decks of all small items, such as small planters, flowerpots, charcoal, barbecues, toys, etc
  • Check paint condition on the house, especially the front door and trim
  • Review if shutters, shingles, stone or bricks need replacing
  • Check exterior stairs and handrails; walkways, screens, screen doors

In General

  • Try to look at your house “through a buyer’s eyes” as though you have never seen it before