Posted by Jace Stolfo on Thursday, March 27th, 2008 at 9:35pm.
Properly staging your home for sale takes some time and hard work but is one of the most important things you can do to sell you home for maximum value and get it sold in a reasonable amount of time.
As you go through this checklist and begin to clear out/reduce the clutter just think of it as getting a head start on the packing you'll have to do when your house sells. Also, quit packing around stuff you don't need or use any more. Make a donation pile and give it to charity.
In every room of the house, look as though you were the potential buyer. What do you see? What would make the room look better? What should be moved out? Could things be re-arranged to make the room look bigger? You don't want the buyer to not be consumed with your stuff. You want them to appreciate each room and picture themselves living there. Picture how a new construction model home is decorated.