Staging Your Home

Good to Know: Staging Checklist

Use this handy guide to be sure you're covering all the bases before a showing or open house.

Your Strategic Plan for Home Staging

Follow our advice for sprucing up your home room by room to make a great first impression.

Staging Your Home for Sale

  • Feng Shui Couch and Table

    Create a “room of first impression”. Buyers generally decide whether they will buy a home in the first eight seconds they spend there, so you want them to see the best room first. Create a clear path…   See the Image

  • Bathroom Feng Shui

    Don’t let energy go down the drain. If the first thing buyers see when they enter your home is a bathroom, keep the bathroom door closed. Toilets and drains take energy from a room, so keep the…   See the Image

  • It's not just a home's curb appeal or updated kitchen that will bring buyers to an open house -- it's also the food. While serving a spread might not…   Read the Article

  • Assuming you've already decided to sell your house yourself -- or go FSBO -- rather than hire a real estate agent, keep in mind that preparing, marketing and showing your…   Read the Article

  • Holding an open house can be a great way to get your home for sale noticed -- that is, if your home is in good condition. If not, well... "I have personally witnessed people who have walked into…   Read the Article

  • Use Color CreativelyColor can be incorporated in many ways, so don't be afraid to use it creatively. From unique pieces of art to decorative pillows, a pop of color can really catch a buyer's…   Read the Article

  • Yes, You Can Stage Your Home Yourself

    Got a home for sale? Sure, you could hire a professional stager and pay the big bucks. Or you could stage your home yourself with these simple tips for inside and outside.   See the Gallery

  • Clear Out All Toys

    Published 03/18/13 in Real Estate
    Clear Out All Toys

    "If you have kids, get rid of the toys all around the house. For all you know, the buyers could be empty nesters," Radice says. Put things in boxes and neatly stack them in the corner of…   See the Image

  • Rearrange and Regroup Furniture

    Rearrange the rooms in your home to reel in prospective buyers. Make sure each room has a distinct, useful purpose. Page suggests touring builders' models to see how the rooms are furnished.…   See the Image

  • Refresh Your Home's Paint

    Published 03/18/13 in Real Estate
    Refresh Your Home's Paint

    Take a paintbrush to the rooms that need it most. Sellers who paint the interior of their home will see a large return on the investment, Page says. "Fresh, neutral paint on the walls, trim and…   See the Image

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