Some of our favorite staging tips!


  1. Make it sparkle:  Pretend that your mother or mother-in-law is coming for a visit.  Think hotel clean.  Mop, dust, vacuum, wash windows, baseboards – even the cat.  Remember that people will look in your cupboards, under your sinks and in your closets.  Also pay particular attention to odors.  You might even consider consulting a neutral nose by having a friend come by for a smell test.




  1. Pay attention to color and light:  You may love hot pink in the living room, but too-bright colors turn buyers off.  Neutralize strong colors for the broadest appeal.  A neutral home appears larger and has less chance of offending someone.  Also, open up blinds and draperies to make sure there’s sufficient natural light throughout the home.  Remember, lighting is the most effective way to set a mood.




  1. Depersonalize:  Few things defer buyers more than a cluttered home.  They need to see your home, not your stuff.  Excessive personal items like photos, collections, personal awards, electronics and collectibles will make it difficult for buyers to see past your personal style and may deter a sale.  Taking yourself out of the picture makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves, and their stuff, in your space.




  1. Consider replacing furnishings:  Think about removing or replacing worn or outdated furnishings and get rid of extra pieces.  The time has come to move beyond matching furniture, so break up your sets; dated can easily become eclectic with editing and rearranging.  Consider consulting with a professional staging company for design direction and advice on rental furnishings to create an inviting home with broad appeal to a wide range of buyers. 



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