Tips on Staging the Interior of Your Home

The following ideas and tips on staging the interior of your home  will help get your home ready to sell. Remember, you only get one chance to make a great first impression!

Tips on Staging the Interior of Your Home
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Remove all clutter from the house

  • Are countertops free and clear?
  • Have you removed unnecessary furniture throughout the house?
  • Remove the art gallery and coupon collection from the refrigerator.

Check the bathrooms

  • Make sure all surfaces are clean and clear.
  • Are shower curtains and doors hung properly?
  • Is the flooring clean and fresh?
  • Are towels neatly hung?

Inspect the walls

  • Is paint and wallpaper fresh and clean?
  • Are the walls free from holes?
  • Are there any colors or objects on the walls that need to be removed?

Check the floors

  • Is the carpet clean and free from stains?
  • Check that hard surface floors are clean and free from stains.

Clean windows and window coverings

  • Are all the windows clean?
  • Check that draperies and blinds are clean.

Pet check

  • Are there any signs that this is a pet's home? Be sure to clean and remove kitty litter, pet toys and bedding.

How's the aroma?

  • Try to air out the home prior to showings.
  • If air freshener is necessary, use well before showings as a consideration to those with allergies.

Set the mood prior to showings:

  • Open draperies and blinds.
  • Turn on the radio to a classical music station, set the volume on low
  • If you have time, cook a batch of cookies to have the warm, welcoming aroma permeating the home.

Keeping all these things in mind will help you stage the interior of your home and get your ready to sell.