Work in Real-estate? Having your client stage their home is an important step in the selling/buying process and can have a significant impact on how quickly and for what price their home sells. Helping your client create a plan for staging their home is an essential part of the process. A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less.
Follow our home staging checklist below to ensure your clients see success when they sell!
- Work on your home’s curb appeal as that can make or break your first impression.
- Reduce the number of family photos in your home.
- Use scented items to create an inviting smell in your home. Bad odors can deter
- Thoroughly clean all windows inside and out, ensuring they are functioning
- Repair broken items in your house (doors, cracks, etc.). In most cases buyers will
ask for broken items to be repaired.
- Rearrange furniture or move furniture room to room to create more space and open areas.
- Vacuum all carpet and hard wood floors.
- Scrub and clean tile and grout throughout your house.
- Empty the garbage daily to reduce odors.
- Clean all surfaces, put toiletries in drawers or cabinets.
- Leave out a bottle of hand soap or a clean bar of soap, along with a hand
- Fold in thirds on towel racks daily. Purchase new towels if needed.
- Clear all items out of shower stalls except for necessities.
- Hide your garbage can and cleaning supplies.
- Clean or replace your shower curtain.
- Repair any cracking, peeling, or moldy areas. Paint if needed.
- Make your beds daily and replace bedding if needed.
- Clear night stands, dressers, and pick up all clothes off the floor.
- Store extra books, magazines, or miscellaneous items away
- Keep closer doors closed. If you have a walk-in closet, keep the floor clean
and free of laundry and clutter.
- Make sure your doors open easily. Fix any creaking sounds.
- Arrange items to create a tidier closet.
- Clear off all coffee tables and end tables.
- Remove all ashtray.
- Move pet food bowl out of sight.
- Dining Room:
- Clear off your dining table, leave a center piece or other decorative item.
- Remove additional leaves from tables to make the room look bigger.
- Clear all unnecessary objects from kitchen countertops.
- Remove all pictures, magnets, drawings and messages from your
- Clean the stovetop and oven and replace burner pans if badly stained.
- Keep the kitchen sink clean and empty.
- Remove all soaps, sponges, and supplies out of sight under the sink.
- Laundry Rooms:
- Keep counters and sink clean and empty.
- Make sure that light bulbs are working, replace with higher wattage bulbs to
create more light if needed.
- Put soaps, towels, etc. in cupboards.