Staging Your Home

Home Staging

Eight seconds. That’s all it takes for most buyers to form a first opinion of your house.

Eight minutes. That’s the average time most buyers spend looking at any home.

It’s not long, so you need to make it count. I am dedicated to selling your property at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time. Home staging can help highlight your home’s best features, making it appeal to buyers’ senses and emotions. Ideally, your home will impress and motivate a buyer to swiftly make an offer before it’s gone from the market. 

Here are some simple exterior and interior design ideas and home-improvement ideas that can maximize your home’s attractiveness and create a captivating first impression.

Inside

  • Clear all unnecessary objects from furniture throughout the house
  • Rearrange or remove some furniture if necessary
  • Clear all unnecessary objects from the kitchen countertops
  • In the bathroom, remove items from the countertops, tubs, shower stalls and commode tops
  • Be sure that the bathroom tubs, tile, sinks, shower floor and ceiling and toilet bowls are free of mildew and look sparkling clean
  • Take down or rearrange pictures or objects on walls
  • Patch and paint where necessary
  • Clean carpets and vacuum drapes
  • Clean windows and cobwebs from ceilings and chandeliers
  • Make sure the closets and garage are not “too full”
  • Replace burned out light bulbs and repair any faulty switches
  • Make certain all rooms are odor-free

Outside

  • Go around perimeter of the house and remove all garbage cans, yard debris, etc.
  • Check gutters and/or roof for leaks and/or dry rot
  • Weed and mulch all planting areas
  • Clear patios and decks of all small items, such as small planters, flowerpots, charcoal, barbecues, toys, etc.
  • Check paint condition on the house, especially the front door and trim
  • Review if shutters, shingles, stone or bricks need replacing
  • Check exterior stairs and handrails; walkways, screens, screen doors

Try to look at your house “through a buyer’s eyes” as though you have never seen it before.