Get Your Home Show Ready

Here’s a checklist to review every time your home is scheduled for a showing. Remember, when it comes to selling your home, the first impression is the only impression.

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Get Your Home Show Ready


Remove Clutter and Personal Items

An important thing to prepare your home for sale is to de-clutter and depersonalize. Remove the miscellaneous collections, large numbers family photos and taste specific art. The idea is to allow a future buyer to picture themselves and their belongings in your home so you want neutralize things as much as possible.


Furniture Groupings

Consider rearranging furniture.  Walk thru each of the rooms to determine if the furniture makes the room feel too crowded or if the room is sparse and barren leaving a cold feeling. Reposition sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious, making the space more user-friendly. If a room is too crowded, consider redistributing furniture to different rooms of the house.


Home Lighting

One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. As it turns out, many of our homes are improperly lighted. To remedy the problem, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures and look for those dark areas in a room to brighten them up.  Open your blinds to allow the natural light in as well.


Neutral and Appealing

Painting a living room a fresh neutral color helps tone down any dated finishes in the space. Even if you were weaned on off-white walls, take a chance and test a quart of paint in a warm, neutral hue. The definition of neutral extends way beyond beige, to warm tans and honeys to soft blue-greens. As for bold wall colors, they have a way of reducing offers, so go with neutrals. Even though you may perceive the neutral colors as boring, remember you are targeting a larger market that will consider the time and cost of painting over those bold colors that are taste specific so consider repainted before putting your home on the market.



Accessorizing can make your home feel warm and inviting.  Many people do not have imaginations -neutral art work strategically placed in a room with a high ceiling can remove doubt for a potential buyer in how they would decorate. Groupings of three of varying heights or rugs to anchor or define a large space should be considered in staging your home.

Staging, so that a home’s best features are shown, is more valuable than most sellers consider. If the thought of staging on your own is overwhelming contact me about hiring a stager. General maintenance and the staging of a home are key factors in getting top dollar for your home.


Please call Lisa Cannon at (210) 884-9515 or click here to get started!