DIY Home Staging Tips

Reblogger MaryKay Shumway
Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

I think these home staging tips are valid for any and every market, and well-deserving of a read and reminder for all of us.  Also cleverly broken down into subcategories.  This is a nice list to provide to your Sellers.

Original content by Susan Jacobs 0225 093857

DIY Home Staging TipsManassas homeowners, if you are selling your home here are a few DIY Home Staging Tips. Selling for the highest price in the shortest amount of time can be determined by three factors: Price, Location and Condition. If you have it priced right and you're in a good location but the home still isn't selling it may be the condition.  This DIY Home Staging Tip list might be all you need. Looking for more DIY Staging Tips? Check out Preparing Your Home To SELL.


Make the beds and open blinds

Put away cloths and shoes 

Keep the bathrooms clean

Wipe down mirrors & faucets

Have guest towels available

Add sanitizer to toilet bowls and keep lids down

Empty all trash cans

Turn off televisions and play soft music

Freshen the air with cinnamon or vanilla

Open drapes and shades

Turn on lights

Make sure pet areas are clean and odor-free

Empty litter boxes

Have the Gas Fireplace lit

Make sure the kitchen is clean and dishes put away

Remove all items from counters space

Clean off the front of the refrigerator

Pick up toys, newspapers, shoes and other clutter

Keep items off stairs and counters

Remove excess and old worn furniture


 During showings, try to leave the property

 Silence is golden if you are present for the showing

 Always put away your valuable items

 Be flexible in the scheduling of showings

 Set a comfortable temperature on the thermostat

 Fresh flowers are a nice touch

 Make sure all pets are confined to a safe and out-of-the-way place

 Only show the home when a Sales Professional is present

 Make sure all outside trash is contained in covered bins

 Maintain the property in ready-to-show condition

 Showcase your home as if you are receiving guests


 Keep the lawn trimmed and edged

Weed flower gardens

Pick up debris, toys and lawn equipment

Tidy up after pets

Park vehicles in the garage or on the street

Add color with flowers and potted plants

Turn on outside lighting after dark

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