Staging Your Home

Preparing your house for sale

  • Remove all clutter from the house
  • Clear the countertops of everything so they are bare
  • Removed unnecessary furniture from all the rooms
  • Remove the art gallery and coupon collection from the refrigerator

Check the bathrooms.

  • It needs to be spotless
  • Add a new shower curtain
  • Scrub the grout so it is white
  • Keep the floor polished and bright
  • Put out your best towels for showings

Check the walls

  • Clean the paint and wallpaper; there are products that will make it easy
  • Patch holes, paint over bright or unusual colours
  • Remove anything that is attached that you want to keep

Check the floors

  • Have the carpets steam cleaned by a professional
  • Replace lino that is worn with a neutral choice
  • Check windows and window coverings
  • Clean the windows
  • Wash the drapes and have the blinds professionally cleaned

Pet check

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

Check the smells

  • It might be helpful to get an objective second opinion
  • Air out the home prior to showings
  • Febreeze will turn most odours to salt; use it liberally on fabrics

Set the mood prior to showings

  • Open draperies and blinds
  • Turn on the radio to a classical music station, set the volume on low
  • Try not to have cooking odours lingering