Staging Your Home Checklist

  • Heather Smith
  • 06/30/20

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. 

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