STAGING TIPS 

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What is

Staging a house?

Staging a house is when you prepare the interior of the home so it is ready for the market and exposure. 

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Living Room

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Pack away family portraits.

Store away old magazines.

Add a long narrow rug in empty walk-ways.

Hang the largest artwork on the largest wall.

Add a nice coffee table book.

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Remove unnecessary furniture.

Pull furniture away from the wall.

Replace dark curtains with lighter colors.

Group smaller, like kind art together.

Remove or tuck all cords and wires.

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Dining Room

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Remove table leaves in table to enlarge area.

Properly set the dinner table.

Hang light colored, floor to ceiling curtains.

Open blinds to let in natural light

Use 100 Watt light bulbs for more light.

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Bring in house plants to add life and color.

Bring light into dark areas with lamps.

Add mirrors for more light & open up space.

Consider leaving one wall bare.

Wall art should be hung at eye level.

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Kitchen

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Remove most items on counters.

Add bowl of fruit to add color.

Stain or paint dated cabinets.

Replace old knobs and hardware.

Remove all items from refrigerator.

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Add new backsplash to add personality.

Buy a new faucet to replace an old fixture.

Repaint any bold or loud colors.

Clean all windows inside and out.

Fix or replace any leaky faucets.

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Bedroom

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Remove TV or any other entertainment items.

Fresh white textured linens on beds.

Add new pillows and throw pillows.

Bed should not be pushed in corner.

Clear out bookshelves and built-ins.

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Pack away 50% of the stuff in the closet.

Hang clothes in groups & face same direction.

Use all the same hangers in closet.

Transform 'themed rooms' into neutral rooms.

Clean up & rack away most toys.

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Bathroom

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Put away toothbrushes and all toiletry items.

Hang new, white towels. Hang in thirds.

Apply new caulking around bathroom.

Put away wastebasket.

Add new bottle of hand soap on counter.

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Roll small towels & place in basket on counter.

Clean around & behind toilet and bathtub.

Hang new shower curtain or clean old one.

Always keep toilet seat down.

Fix any squeaky doors throughout home.

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Entryway

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Clean and paint front door.

Add new, attractive house numbers.

Pack away any shoes or coats by frontdoor.

Add a new welcome mat to entryway.

All doors should open and close easy.

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Clean & shampoo carpets.

Don't hide belongings in closets & corners.

Make sure any signs of pets are stored away.

All windows should open & close easy.

Clean & dust ceiling fans.

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