Stage your House for the Big Sale

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Real Estate Tips

A successful home staging process starts with a detailed checklist that allows a homeowner to prepare the house before listing it on the market to sell. Here are easy tips to help you make the most out of the sale.

Clean, declutter and tidy up!

Create a lasting first impression by tidying the entry and ensuring a nice and attractive façade of your home. Brighten address numbers, get rid of debris or any unwanted spider webs, improve the front door’s look, and mow the front yard to improve its curb appeal. Make the entry and living room more welcoming by removing any toys, shoes strewn at the floors. Add a nice bouquet of flowers and turn on the lights to welcome guests. Vacuum floors and fluff up pillows to ensure that the room is tidy and clean.

Showcase rooms during the staging process.

Create a spotless kitchen by getting rid of any unnecessary appliances. Make sure the dishes are done and nicely put away in the cupboard. Wipe away any fingerprints and water spot from stainless steel items and prepare a bowl of citrus to accent the kitchen.

Turn the master bedroom into a sanctuary of tranquility and peace. Put on a nice set of beddings and pillows to show off the bed, the room’s focal point. Add new towels and specialty salts to the master batch as it remains to be an extension of the master suite. Clean up the closet and keep your old clothes somewhere else to showcase a better storage space.

Present a fresh and exceptionally clean bathroom by washing tiles and everything inside it with a disinfectant cleaner. Inspect and repair shower stalls for molds and spots. Replace towel rods, soaps and discard all the other toiletries you might have.

Maintain the house while home staging.

Tidy all the closets and pack away your extra belongings. This can help enlarge the closet space. Make sure that the closet floor is clean, the walls painted and all the scuff marks repaired. You can also brighten up the walls by adding nice neutral colors. Get rid of any worn out wallpaper in the rooms.

Address every detail during the selling period.

Prepare the backyard, pet kennel and the garage by packing up all belongings in boxes and making sure that the space is organized. Every homeowner is planning to move and they want to see a household that is ready to vacate. Clean up the backyard and add some flowers to add more color to the yard.


As soon as you have registered your home to free home listings or with a listing agent, make sure you remove any personal aspects of your home such as family portraits, paintings, religious artifacts and etc. In today’s tough real estate market, you need to make sure that your home stands out from the rest. Guarantee the sale of your residential real estate property with the help of these home staging tips.


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