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

  • Get Rid of Clutter

    Published 03/18/13 in Real Estate
    Get Rid of Clutter

    "After years of living in the same home, clutter collects in such a way that may not be evident to the homeowner. However, it does affect the way buyers see the home, even if you don't realize…   See the Image

  • ... Or the Back Door

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    ... Or the Back Door

    Especially in early spring, when many backyards are still sporting bare branches and spotty grass, you want to give buyers the same cheery feeling when exiting your home as when they entered. Put…   See the Image

  • Invest in a Landscaper

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    Invest in a Landscaper

    If you plan to move out immediately, hire a landscaper from spring through fall (or whenever the home sells) to keep the lawn in pristine condition for showings, advises Jim Lowenstern, president…   See the Image

  • Bring Blooms Indoors

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    Bring Blooms Indoors

    Botanical colors and prints in light green and yellow shades give bedrooms a spring-like, peaceful feel. Here, Larry Taylor, a San Francisco Bay Area home stager, replaced a brown color scheme…   See the Image

  • Clear Off the Counters

    Published 03/15/13 in Real Estate
    Clear Off the Counters

    You like the convenience of the toaster, mixer, spices and coffeemaker on the counter, but to a buyer, it just looks cluttered. Stash counter items in the cupboard (if there's no room, stick them…   See the Image

  • Don't Forget the Front Door

    You may go in and out through the garage, but buyers will enter your home through the front door. Take down the circular wreath, says home stager DesAnn Collins, which reminds buyers of the…   See the Image

  • Ac-scent With Spring-Like Aromas

    Traditional real estate advice says to bake some cookies or spritz spiced scents around the house for a "homey" smell. In spring, says Sheryl Boltze, creative director of Sure Fit slipcovers, try…   See the Image

  • Start Spring Staging With a Spring Cleaning

    The promise of a fresh start makes spring an ideal time for buyers to hone in on a home. Get your property ready to sell this spring with these 10 seasonal staging tips from professionals.   See the Gallery

  • Add Holiday Adornments

    Don't let the thought of selling your home during the winter months dampen your holiday spirit. Create a festive, buyer-friendly environment with these seven seasonal staging tips.   See the Gallery

  • Clear the Clutter

    Apply these home staging tips to each space of your house and go from stale to sold.   See the Gallery

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