Home staging is the key to getting a top dollar price for your property. This printable home staging form can help you get your home staged to sell and quickly. A step by step guide to getting your home ready to sell ASAP! Download and print our free home staging worksheet to help you get your house in tip-top shape.
Home staging is so important when it comes to your home’s resale. Eighty-two percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
Looking for a home staging checklist? Look no further! I’ve put together this Home Staging printable PDF that can help you get your home staged and ready to sell. Sure, you can hire a professional stagers, but with this list, you’ll be able to do it all yourself!
Here are a few tips for staging your home, so that it can sell.
Make a Good First Impression
The first stop on the home staging checklist is to make a good impression. Start in a room and take a slow look around. For example, this includes things like checking the door entrance to ensure the door doesn’t have any damage, painting the front door, and making sure the doorbell works and so on. Make sure you check out these home staging ideas to make your home staging process so much easier.
Take a look at your…
- Front Porch
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Home Office
- Master Bedroom
Walk through each of these spaces and and take a look around as if seeing it for the first time. A friend can come in hand with this process. Real estate agents will often do a walk through with home sellers, as well. They want top dollar and a successful home sale too!
Do the Repairs
The next part of the home staging checklist includes doing the repairs. This may be the hardest part to get motivated to do, but it’s worth it! Do your best to accomplish DIY tasks. Eliminate the home staging services and save the harder tasks for a handyman.
- Use Mr. Clean eraser to eliminate stains on the wall, stairs, sinks, tubs, etc
- Paint walls and touch up scratches
- Replace bad lights in light fixtures
- Replace personal photos with discounted artwork
Buyers don’t want to see things like leaky faucets, cracked tiles, or damaged walls. Fixing these things can make a big difference in the appearance of your home and can potentially increase its value.
Depersonalize the Space
When potential buyers come to look at the house, they want to envision themselves living there. This can be difficult if your space is filled with personal items like family photos or memorabilia. Part of the home staging checklist involves depersonalizing the space by removing these items and creating a more neutral, inviting atmosphere.
Download the Home Staging Template PDF
These are only 3 tips out of 12 (plus extra tips) to help you through this process. Sometimes a checklist can really help you get more done, faster! Knowing that everything is listed that you need to do.
Become your own home stager with this handy checklist. From the windows to the walls, this budget-friendly printable resource will eliminate the professional home stager and put the resources in your hand.
Download the printable Home Staging template PDF and get started on selling your home.
What is the 3 foot 5 foot rule in home staging?
The 3 foot 5 foot rule states that when walking through a room, every surface within 3 feet and 5 feet of the floor should be clear and free of clutter. This includes shelves, countertops, tables, floors, etc. By eliminating the clutter, your home’s best features will pop – that cute corner, that amazing arch, those roomy walk in closets, that bright window…!
Rent a storage container for a month. Grabbing something like a POD can be quickly filled in your driveway. The pod is picked up and your stuff can be sent directly to your new home. Doing part of the moving of furniture and things yourself mgiht even save on moving expenses.
What should you not do when staging a house?
- Do not leave personal items on display.
- Do not leave pet items or odors in the house.
- Do not use overly bold or bright paint colors.
- Do not leave unfinished projects or repairs undone.
- Do not leave outdated or worn furniture and decorations.
- Do not neglect proper lighting and cleanliness.
- Do not forget curb appeal and the exterior of the house.
- Do not neglect to stage all rooms, including bathrooms and kitchens.
How do I prepare my house for staging?
- Declutter and deep clean the entire house.
- Make necessary repairs or updates.
- Remove personal items and excessive knick-knacks.
- Arrange furniture in a way that promotes spaciousness and functionality.
- Enhance curb appeal by tending to the landscaping.
- Use neutral, inviting paint colors, and decor.
- Ensure good lighting throughout the house.
- Stage all rooms, including bathrooms, and kitchens.
Small tips include add a new and clean welcome mat. Hang a few fresh towels. Open blinds and curtains for natural light.
The next time you’re looking for help on selling your home, this home staging checklist is a huge task helper! You can do it yourself and save money, but still make a great impression on potential buyers. With these tips, you won’t forget anything, which will help you easily sell your home in no time.
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Also take a look at these visual list of House Staging Ideas. If you are looking to improve the value of your home before it goes on the market? Use these house staging tips to highlight your home’s strengths and downplay its weaknesses. Pin to Pinterest.
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