Home Staging Tips

  • Remove furniture that impedes passage through the house, and basement. Ensure easy access to mechanical systems like the furnace and the laundry.
  • Don’t just dump everything into the basement or garage – Buyers go there too! Put items in storage, donate or have a pre-moving sale.
  • Organize the garage and basement.
  • Take things down that are taped to the walls.
  • Move the cat box to the garage, basement or mudroom.
  • Clean windows inside and out.
  • Find a place for all the children’s toys.
  • Trim overgrown landscaping and put planters with flowers on the porch and deck.
  • Clean every room ceiling to floor.
  • Replace burned out light bulbs and broken light fixtures inside and out.
  • De-clutter closets, cupboards and pantries.
  • Ensure all home and yard systems (air, water, electrical, plumbing, and lighting) work properly.
  • Make sure you have keys for all doors.
  • Complete any unfinished jobs.