Work in Real-estate? Having your client stage their home is an important step in the selling/buying process and can have a significant impact on how quickly and for what price their home sells. Helping your client create a plan for staging their home is an essential part of the process. A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less.

Follow our home staging checklist below to ensure your clients see success when they sell!

 

General Checklist: 

  • Work on your home’s curb appeal as that can make or break your first impression.
  • Reduce the number of family photos in your home.
  • Use scented items to create an inviting smell in your home. Bad odors can deter
    some buyers.
  • Thoroughly clean all windows inside and out, ensuring they are functioning
    properly.
  • Repair broken items in your house (doors, cracks, etc.). In most cases buyers will
    ask for broken items to be repaired.
  • Rearrange furniture or move furniture room to room to create more space and open areas.
  • Vacuum all carpet and hard wood floors.
  • Scrub and clean tile and grout throughout your house.
  • Empty the garbage daily to reduce odors.

 

Inside Home:

  • Bathrooms:
    • Clean all surfaces, put toiletries in drawers or cabinets.
    • Leave out a bottle of hand soap or a clean bar of soap, along with a hand
      towel.
    • Fold in thirds on towel racks daily. Purchase new towels if needed.
    • Clear all items out of shower stalls except for necessities.
    • Hide your garbage can and cleaning supplies.
    • Clean or replace your shower curtain.
    • Repair any cracking, peeling, or moldy areas. Paint if needed.
  • Bedrooms:
    • Make your beds daily and replace bedding if needed.
    • Clear night stands, dressers, and pick up all clothes off the floor.
    • Store extra books, magazines, or miscellaneous items away
    • Keep closer doors closed. If you have a walk-in closet, keep the floor clean
      and free of laundry and clutter.
  •  Closets:
    • Make sure your doors open easily. Fix any creaking sounds.
    • Arrange items to create a tidier closet.
    • Clear off all coffee tables and end tables.
    • Remove all ashtray.
    • Move pet food bowl out of sight.
  • Dining Room:
    • Clear off your dining table, leave a center piece or other decorative item.
    • Remove additional leaves from tables to make the room look bigger.
  • Kitchen:
    • Clear all unnecessary objects from kitchen countertops.
    • Remove all pictures, magnets, drawings and messages from your
      refrigerator.
    • Clean the stovetop and oven and replace burner pans if badly stained.
    • Keep the kitchen sink clean and empty.
    • Remove all soaps, sponges, and supplies out of sight under the sink.
  •  Laundry Rooms:
    • Keep counters and sink clean and empty.
    • Make sure that light bulbs are working, replace with higher wattage bulbs to
      create more light if needed.
    • Put soaps, towels, etc. in cupboards.