10 Staging Tips When Putting Your Home on the Market

  • Clean - This one seems obvious, but many people show their home in disarray!

  • Declutter - Going hand-in-hand with the first point, look to minimize items taking up space.

  • Paint - Painting a room can make it look cleaner, larger, and neutral: all things buyers like.

  • Rearrange Furniture - Pull it away from walls and group together to make an inviting space. It can also make the room seem larger.

  • Group Objects - In addition to furniture, you can group the objects you have out still after decluttering: groups of 3 or 5 work best.

  • Colorize - Use colors to tie pieces of a room together to show a cohesive, intimate space.

  • Repair - Make small repairs before going on the market like replacing a floorboard or broken tile. It will cost less than what a buyer may ask for in a credit during the inspection phase.

  • Repurpose Furniture - Move one piece from another room if it can make sense. Just because you have it in a certain spot doesn't mean someone else would have it in the same spot.

  • Hide Fido - Try to keep pet toys, litter boxes, food dishes, etc. out of sight for showings as this may turn off some buyers.

  • Hire a Consultant - Having a home staging consultant walkthrough your place can be the best money spent to prep your home. We offer this to all our sellers because it is that important!

This checklist was created by andrewhasdal

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