Home Staging

Exterior Home Staging: A Checklist To Prepare Your Home For Sale: Improving Your Home’s Saleability

Front Door

  • Replace or repaint worn front door to create a good impression.
  • Polish or add brass knocker.
  • Make sure front door has a working peephole.
  • Check doorbell and repair or replace as necessary.
  • Replace worn mailbox.
  • Make sure house number is clearly visible and attractive.
  • Polish, repair and/or replace all door handles and locks.  Make sure all outside doors have deadbolts or other safety locks.

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Interior Home Staging: A Checklist To Prepare Your Home For Sale: Improving Your Home’s Saleability

Living Room

  • Rearrange furniture to enhance the room’s appearance.
  • Remove all excess furniture or rugs on top of rugs.
  • Review colour scheme of walls, drapery, carpets and furniture.  If the room is too dark, repaint the walls, add brighter wallpaper, replace dark paneling or install lighter carpets and drapes.
  • Remove magazines, books and other personal items from surfaces.
  • Clean carpeting, mop and wax or vacuum all floors and dust furniture.
  • Make sure all walls are clean and free from holes and dents.  If necessary, use spackling compound for dent and holes before painting.
  • Rearrange bookshelves and knickknacks to enhance the room’s overall impression.

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