STAGING TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR PHOTOS AND SHOWINGS
Below are several tips that can make a difference in staging your property to get the most value in your showing.
Lawns mowed, hedges trees pruned/trimmed, leaves raked and bagged.
Sidewalks and Driveway cleared of vehicles, no garbage bins, toys bikes, etc.
Remove all weeds and grass in cracks in the driveway and sidewalk.
Make sure all exterior porch walls, doors and ceilings are
clean, especially the front door.
Place a new mat at the door. Buyers first impression is your front porch.
Clear all Kitchen and Bathroom counters.
Rooms clean, neat and de-clutter totally.
Bathrooms - No bottles or bars of soap of any kind in the
bathtub or shower area, throw rugs
removed, counters cleared.
Animals locked securely away/animal droppings picked up in the front and backyard.
ALL LIGHT BULBS replaced and working as all lights will
need to be on both inside and out.
Don't mix match bathroom light bulbs, shows up in a photo.
Blinds open, all ceiling fans TURNED OFF.
Family photo's removed (PHOTO'S MAY SHOW UP ON INTERNET).
All beds made.
Window glass and Mirrors wiped (no streaks).
Swimming Pool - remove pool sweeper from pool and pool
accessories, Set up your patio
furniture with cushions, plants, etc.
Back yard de-clutter no toys, yard tools, garbage cans, make it look nice.
Rugs vacuumed/floors swept/remove all area rugs from kitchen and bathrooms.
Drapes even in width and length on each side.
Remove as much as possible ... streamlined viewing should be
in your sight always, your
home & property should showcase cleanliness, refinement along with elegance while listed.
BEST TIP: TAKE A PICTURE OF THE ROOM BEFORE AND AFTER TO SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT WILL MAKE. THIS WILL ALSO HELP YOU IN YOUR STAGING PROCESS.