YOUR HOME STAGING CHECKLIST

REMOVE ALL CLUTTER FROM THE HOUSE

  • Are countertops free and clear?
  • Have you removed unnecessary furniture throughout the house?
  • Remove the art gallery and coupon collection from the refrigerator.

CHECK THE BATHROOMS

  • Are the surfaces clean and clear?
  • Are shower curtains and doors hung properly?
  • Is the flooring clean and fresh?
  • Are towels neatly hung?

CHECK THE WALLS

  • Is paint and wallpaper fresh and clean?
  • Are the walls free from holes?
  • Are there any colors or objects on the walls that need to be removed?

CHECK THE FLOORS

  • Is the carpet clean and free from stains?
  • Are hard surface floors clean and free from stains?

CHECK WINDOWS AND WINDOW COVERINGS

  • Are all the windows clean?
  • Are draperies and blinds clean?

DON'T FORGET THE PETS

  • Are there any signs that this is a pet's home? Be sure to clean and remove kitty litter, pet toys and bedding.

HOW'S THE AROMA?

  • Try to air out the home prior to showings.
  • If air freshener is necessary, use well before showings as a consideration to those with allergies.

SET THE MOOD PRIOR TO SHOWING

  • Open draperies and blinds.
  • Turn on the radio to a classical music station, set the volume on low.
  • If you have time, cook a batch of cookies to have the warm, welcoming aroma permeating the home.