Before you show your home to any potential buyer be sure to go through your whole house with your agent to finish the Staging process. Here are some quick tips to help you start. Follow these general tips and your home should look better than the competition.
Clear all unnecessary objects from furniture throughout the house. Keep decorative objects on the furniture restricted to groups of 1, 3, or 5 items. In general, a sparsely decorated home helps the buyer mentally ‘move in’ with their own things.
Rearrange or remove some of the furniture in your home, if necessary. Many times home owners have too much furniture in a room. When it comes to selling your home, thin out overcrowded rooms to make the rooms appear larger. Always have a clear path where buyers can walk without feeling restricted.
Clear all unnessary objects from the kitchen countertops. Put anything away that you do not use on a monthly basis. Clear refridgerator of all messages, magnets, pictures, etc.
In the bathroom, remove any unnecessary items from the countertops, tub, shower stall and commode top. Keep only the most necessary cosmetics, brushes, perfumes, etc. in one small group on the counter. Coordinate towels in one or two colors only! Make sure all grout around tub/shower is clean.
Take down, reduce, or rearrange pictures and objects on walls. Patch and paint all walls, if necessary.
Review the house interior, room by room, and:
- Paint any room both walls and trim that need painting. Use neutral earth tones.
- Clean carpet and draperies. Open all drapes/blind to let as much light into home as possible.
- Clean windows.
If you need room to store extra possessions, use the garage or rent a storage unit.
During showings turn on ALL light and lamps.
Play light FM musci every day in the house, for all viewings.