Here are five tips to help you stage your home before selling.

In a previous video, I discussed the importance of curb appeal for homeowners who are thinking about selling their homes. Today, let’s take a look inside the house and focus on five things you should be doing if you want to get the most out of your home sale:

1. Stage where it counts. Most buyers will place emphasis on a few rooms in the house, starting with your living room, master bedroom, and your kitchen. For your kitchen, declutter your countertops and remove any appliances that you don’t use on a regular basis. That will make your kitchen look larger, more comfortable, and less distracting. In the master bedroom, remove any extra pillows you have on your bed and make the room look neat and tidy. Likewise, clearing out the clutter from the master bathroom will make for great listing photos and help buyers see the potential of the space.

2. Declutter the whole house. It’s time to pack away your overstuffed closets; store the seasonal wardrobe that you’re not wearing in a storage space or even your garage.

3. Clean, patch, and repair. Clean your whole home like it’s never been cleaned before. Clean your windows and blinds to let the natural light in and make sure the whole house smells fresh. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, now is the time to hire a service that will come in and clean your home for you. Remember to patch and repair scratched walls and anything that looks odd or out of shape.

“Taking extra time to stage a home will not only help it sell faster but also for between 6% and 10% more money.”

4. Lighting. Whenever you show your home to a buyer, even during the day, turn on the lights and open your blinds. Warm lighting will give your home a cozy feeling and make it look larger.

5. Rearrange your furniture. Doing this will make your walkways safer and make it easier to navigate your rooms.

If you have any other questions about how to sell your home faster and for more money, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you.