Why Choose Martha
9 Steps to Owning
Your FICO score
How Escrow Works
Home Buyer Checklist
Writing the Offer
Selling Your Home
Improvements That Pay
Get the Highest Price
Staging Your House
Curb Appeal List
Staging Your Home Checklist
Remove all clutter from the house:
Are countertops free and clear?
Have you removed unnecessary furniture throughout the house?
Remove the art gallery and coupon collection from the refrigerator.
Check the bathrooms:
Are the surfaces clean and clear?
Are shower curtains and doors hung properly?
Is the flooring clean and fresh?
Are towels neatly hung?
Check the walls:
Is paint and wallpaper fresh and clean?
Are the walls free from holes?
Are there any colors or objects on the walls that need to be removed?
Check the floors:
Is the carpet clean and free from stains?
Are hard surface floors clean and free from stains?
Check windows and window coverings:
Are all the windows clean?
Are draperies and blinds clean?
Are there any signs that this is a pet's home? Be sure to clean and remove kitty litter, pet toys and bedding.
How's the aroma?
Try to air out the home prior to showings.
If air freshener is necessary, use well before showings as a consideration to those with allergies.
Set the mood prior to showings:
Open draperies and blinds.
Turn on the radio to a classical music station, set the volume on low.
If you have time, cook a batch of cookies to have the warm, welcoming aroma permeating the home.