Staging your home is an important step in the home selling process and can have a significant impact on how quickly and for what price your home sells. Helping you create a plan for staging your home is an essential part of the process. Follow my home staging checklist below:
· General Checklist:
§ Reduce the number of family photos throughout your home.
§ Use scented items to create an inviting smell in your home. Bad odors can deter some buyers.
§ Clean all windows inside and out, ensuring they are functioning properly. If during the winter months, cleaning the inside of the windows should be sufficient.
§ Repair broken items in your house (doors, cracks, etc.). In most cases buyers will ask for broken items to be repaired.
§ Rearrange furniture or move furniture room to room to create more space and open area. o Vacuum all carpet and hard wood floors.
§ Scrub and clean tile and grout throughout your house.
§ Empty the garbage daily to reduce odors.
§ Repair all holes in walls.
· Inside Home:
§ Clean all surfaces. Put toiletries in drawers or cabinets.
§ Leave out a bottle of hand soap or a clean bar of soap, along with a hand towel.
§ Fold in thirds on towel racks daily. Purchase new towels if needed.
§ Clear all items out of shower stalls and tubs except for necessities.
§ Keep toilet lids closed.
§ Hide garbage can and cleaning supplies out of sight.
§ Clean the shower curtain, or replace if needed.
§ Repair any cracking or peeling areas and clean any moldy areas. Paint if needed.
§ Give your shower and tub a fresh bead of silicone caulking around the edges to make them look neat and clean.
§ Make beds daily and replace bedding if needed.
§ Clear off night stands, dressers, etc.
§ Pick up all clothes off the floor.
§ Store extra books, magazines, or miscellaneous items underneath the bed.
§ Keep closet doors closed. If you have a walk-in closet keep the floor clean and free of laundry and clutter.
§ Make sure the doors open easily. Fix any creaking sounds.
§ Arrange items to create a tidier closet.
§ Den, Family Room, Living Room, Sun Room:
§ Clear off all coffee tables and end tables.
§ Remove all ashtrays.
§ Move pet food bowls out of sight.
§ Dining Room:
§ Clear off dining table; leave a center piece or other decorative item.
§ Remove additional leaves from tables to make the room look bigger.
§ Clear all unnecessary objects from the kitchen counter tops.
§ Remove all pictures, magnets, drawings, messages, etc. from the refrigerator.
§ Repair broken tile or loose corners on counters.
§ Clean the stovetop and oven.(Several days prior) Replace burner pans if they are badly stained.
§ Keep the kitchen sink clean and empty.
§ Remove all soaps, sponges, and supplies out of sight and under the sink.
§ Laundry Rooms:
§ Keep counters and sink clean and empty.
§ Make sure that light bulbs are working; replace with higher wattage bulbs to create more light if needed.
§ Put soaps, towels, etc. in cupboards.
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