The Ultimate Staging Guide Checklist

Ready, set, stage! This checklist will take you through every step of the way.



1. Plan Ahead  


-Walk through each room and criticize the home from a buyer’s perspective.

-Ask a few local real estate professionals for their advice.

-Consider getting a professional home inspection to see if any repairs are needed.

-Hold a yard sale. Sell, donate or trash anything you don’t need.


2. Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize  


-Thoroughly clean the entire home.

-Remove excess and oversized furniture.

-Rearrange furniture to maximize space.

-Organize room closets and store out-of-season clothes.

-Remove all small appliances, toys, magazines and pet items.

-Secure valuable items, including cash and jewelry.


3. Maximize Curb Appeal  


-Check front door, doorbell, address number and welcome mat.

-Sweep the entryway and walkways.

-Mow, water and fertilize the lawn.

-Trim shrubs and trees and rake the leaves.

-Plant colorful flowers and shrubs.

-Store any toys or equipment lying on the yard.


4. Pay Attention to Kitchens and Bathrooms  


-Clear the countertops.

-Clean appliances and fixtures.

-Clean and organize the pantry, cabinets and drawers.

-Keep all toilet seat lids closed.

-Hang fresh towels.


5. Appeal to the Senses


-Bake cookies or burn scented candles.

-Offer light refreshments.

-Install higher wattage incandescent light bulbs to brighten rooms.

-Turn on all the lights.

-Open windows to let in fresh air.



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