Home Staging 101

When staging a home in Wellington you want it to be pleasing to a prospective buyer’s eyes.


1.Begin with a good deep cleaning. Cleaning from the ceiling down in every room. Including the walls, clean the spaces you’ve never cleaned before. Clean under your refrigerator. Clean your molding all the way down from the ceiling to the baseboards. Wash all windows and dressings. Do your walls need unstuffing and touchup to work?


2. The first thing a prospective buyer will see is your entrance. Are your porch/deck and entrance the best it can be? Is it clean? Is it inviting? Are there plants that need refreshing? Remove anything that is not thriving. Plant fresh plants that are in season. You may also add silk flowers if you don’t have a green thumb. Put fresh or silk flowers and plants both inside your entrance and out.


3.Do an ‘audit’ on your three most important rooms: Kitchen, living room, and master bedroom. These are your selling rooms. Make sure that these rooms do not display any very personal items such as framed photographs, personal art, or anything that a buyer could not imagine as theirs. Keep the furniture sparse, make sure walls are neutral, and have fresh flowers. Put flowers on the kitchen table and maybe some succulents in the house and a large plant in the living room or dining room. Tall fake trees work fine.


Finally, open your window dressings and shades and turn every light on in your home. If you have mirrors hang them and good luck.


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