Six Staging Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Sell.

Get Rid of the Clutter

One of the most important things you can do to get your home ready to sell is to get rid of the clutter.  Most homes are over furnished, so rid your rooms of too much furniture and store in a storage building. Clean out closets and keep counters clear and remove personal photos.  You want a potential buyer to envision their belongings in the home.

Fresh Paint

It’s best to have all rooms painted in a neutral color.  Bold paint colors can sometimes throw a buyer off and they can’t envision living in the home.  Take the time to create a calm and light space.


Welcoming homes have warm and inviting lighting.  Lamps are a great addition to any room.  You want to aim for 40 to 60 watt bulbs so the lighting is not too harsh. Make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).

Three Is the Perfect Number

The right accessories can make a room more inviting. When it comes to eye-pleasing accessorizing, odd numbers are preferable, especially three.  Scale is important as well.  For maximum effect, group accessories by color, shape, texture or some other unifying element, stagers suggest.

Make Repairs

If there are repairs to be made, go ahead and get them out of the way.  More than likely you will have to fix them if you go into the inspection stage.

Don’t Forget the Curb Appeal

Make sure the lawn is always manicured and any dying shrubs have been replaced, and plant some blooming flowers for a bit of color.  A beautiful front door is also a must.

“You want a potential buyer to envision their belongings in the home.”

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