Simple Staging Ideas
- De-clutter your kitchen countertops, put unnecessary items away, and ensure the majority of the countertop is visible. Remove magnets and papers hanging on the refrigerator, storing them out of sight.
- Go through the bathrooms and remove all unnecessary objects from the counters, showers, toilets, and tubs. Coordinate the towels and shower curtains into a simple color scheme (one or two shades).
- Remove or reduce pictures on the walls, painting and patching nail holes and frame scratches if necessary.
- Clean, clean, clean! Clean the carpets, the draperies, the furniture, the windows...anything that appears dirty. If it looks dirty to you, imagine how it will look to a buyer!
- “Thin out” your closet space. Pack up seasonal and unnecessary items to make the closet appear larger.
- During a showing or open house, open blinds and turn on all lights and lamps throughout the home, making the home appear light and airy.
- Make sure the exterior of the home gives a great first impression. Put out a new doormat, weed the gardens, mow the lawn, and spruce up your garden.
- Add some bright flowers to the entryway and flowerbeds. A pop of color can do wonders for your curb appeal!
- As a general rule of thumb, look at your home through a buyer’s eyes. This shift in perspective will help you see what needs to be done, ultimately resulting in a faster (and more profitable) sale.
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