Selling Your House...Staging Priorities ....Should-Dos and Nice-To-Dos

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Ellis Property Investments

In  yesterday's Post I gave a list of the Absolute things that I feel a  Seller "Must Do" in getting there house Sell Ready.    Today I  complete the list with the next two groups of priorities.  The next groups on our Staging Priorities List include"Should Dos" and  "Nice To Dos".  They are as follows:


1. Minor Repairs

2. Mechanicals must be in working order

3. Paint in neutral colors

4. Remove dated wallpaper

5. Update lighting

6. Update hardware

7. Replace old carpets & linoleum

8. Focus on curb appeal – don’t forget the outside – first impressions!

9. Replace bathroom mats, curtain and towels



1. Major Repairs

2. Organize garage

3. Organize basements

4. Organize & empty kitchen cabinets

5. Update doors

6. Update cabinets

7. Replace windows

8. Service or repair HVAC if needed

9. Update toilets & bathroom vanitie


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Comments (3)

Jen Edwards
RE/MAX Unlimited - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Broker Associate

And, keep it clean!  :)

Oct 19, 2010 02:46 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Doretha, good list. I like to focus on paint, mulch, de clutter and clean carpets. Plus do the home inspection report as a punch list up front.

Oct 19, 2010 02:48 PM
Kevin Nash
Shorewest Realtors, Metro Milwaukee - Germantown, WI

Good list. My number 1 item is to clean the home thoroughly....

Oct 19, 2010 02:54 PM