Staging Your Home 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?


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.


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 showings.

  • 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.


Curb Appeal Checklist


Inspect the outside ground. Remove any building materials, scrap wood, discarded household items, etc. from the property. Store garbage cans in the garage.


Check the home from the roof line down.

  • Is the roof free and clear from obstructions and moss?

  • Are the gutters clear and neatly hung?

  • Are the windows clean and free from obstructions (such as overgrown bushes or trees)?

  • Are bushes, trees and shrubs neatly pruned?


Inspect the condition of the paint or siding?

  • Is it time to power wash the siding?

  • Is touch up paint needed?

  • Is the front door in good shape?


Do flower beds need an upgrade?

  • Are plants neatly pruned?

  • Is the bed free and clear of weeds?

  • Is the bed properly mulched?

  • Are flowers in bloom?


Keep the lawn neatly groomed.

  • Is the lawn free from weeds?

  • Is the lawn free from grass clippings?

  • Is the lawn neatly edged?

According to recent studies, potential buyers are always turned down when the property is dirty, as well as whenever the agents and sellers are rude. Always face these potential buyers no matter what their race or gender may be.


Getting the best price for your home is always possible. Before you start selling your home, go over these important factors to make sure that you’ll get the best deal possible.