Home Staging focuses on getting your home in the appropriate condition so that it will be well received by prospective buyers, therefore attracting more buyers, providing the seller with more options leading to a faster sell at a higher price. Your agent can advise you on this process and provide objective feedback about your home, but you can use this check list to get started.
Declutter - Pack it up, Sell it or throw it away! You’re moving anyway, why not start packing unneeded items?
Depersonalize - Family pictures and personal items are lovely, but do you want buyers looking at that or your house?
Neutralize – Not everyone loves border, your favorite shade of purple paint or mauve shag carpet. It may seem plain and boring, but you need a clean slate!
Clean - as in if the President or your mother-in-law is coming to visit
Remodel - or update as necessary (seek your Realtor’s professional opinion)
Ensure curb appeal (be ready inside and out)
A home buyer should be able to picture themselves and their items in your home. You have to make this easy for them.