When you get ready to place your home on the market for sale it becomes a product. Similar to a product on the shelf at your local store, the product has features and benefits as well as pluses and minuses, and competition.

To compete with the competition in the market place you must be priced right and look better than the other products. Your home is no different, it is one of many homes for sale and you must present it to the buyers in the best possible light. Staging is the process of preparing any home for sale, regardless of price or location. Using a proven professional set of guidelines, we can help you sell your home faster and/or for more money as well. Real estate agents who may show your home will have greater confidence in showing your home to potential buyers because they know that your home is staged and ready to be sold.

  • Check all light fixtures. Are they working properly? Replace all burned out light bulbs. Look for dark hallways and corners and increase the wattage of bulbs in those areas.
  • Make sure there are lamps with adequate bulbs in dark corners that are turned on for showing.
  • Repair and repaint cracks on all walls and ceilings.
  • Repair or replace broken light switches and switch plates. Clean any dirty areas around them.
  • Keep all curtains and blinds open during the day to let in light and views. The extra cost of additional heating and air conditioning is a necessary cost of selling.
  • Reduce the number of pillows on couches to zero or two. Remove all afghans and blankets.
  • In every room...stand at doorway and look at the room through the eyes of a buyer. What do you see? Be tough on yourself: What can you live without while your home is on the market?
  • Most carpets need to be cleaned. Have them professionally cleaned before coming on the market.
  • Pack up all collections (You're going to need to pack them up sooner or later anyway). They become a distraction for buyers from the desired focal point...your home.
  • Your home should sparkle, and shine, "Thorough cleaning"