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Cindy Day

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Home Stager Checklist

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_____ No Burned Out Light Bulbs (Try to use Highest Wattage Allowed)

_____ Open All Curtains and Blinds (Should Appear to be at Same level From Street)

_____ Skylights Should Be Crystal - Clear

_____ Evening: Well-Lit Walk Ways, All Lights on in House


_____ All Potential Hazards Eliminated (Walkways cleared, no loose stones/tiles, no low-hangin fixtures)

_____ Put Rubber Mats on Slippery Surfaces


_____ Keep Pets Locked Up

_____ Put Feeding Dishes and Litter Boxes Out of Site


_____ Turn off TV

_____ Play Low-Volume, Non-Confrontational Music on Stereo (Blues, Jazz, Classical, etc)

_____ If Construction or Heavy Traffic, etc is Going on Nearby, Schedule Showings During Quieter Times of the Day


_____ Put Away Valuables and Keys

_____ Remove of Lock Up All Firearms

_____ Put Away all Medicines and Prescription Drugs


____ Arrange Furniture to Give Rooms as Spacious a Feeling as Possible

____ Avoid Crowded Scenes (Limit Company)

____ Refinish/Touch-Up Woodwork

____ Wash all Windows and Replace Broken Window Panes

____ Vacuum Carpets and Dust Regularly


____ Burn Vanilla Candle, Bake Something (bread, cookies, etc) or Brew Coffee

____ Empty Trash Cans

____ Don't Smoke Inside

____ Lubricate and Adjust all Sliding Doors and Windows



____ If You Have One, Use It!

____ Make Sure Ashes are Cleaned Out

____ Place Logs on Grate

____ Re-paint Screen, if Needed

In Summer:

____ Open Windows for Cool Breeze OR Turn on Air Conditioner

____ Shampoo Carpets

____ Store Extra Pictures, Collections, Trophies, Magazines, etc.


____ Get Rid of Excess Furniture

____ Colorful Bedspreads and Curtains

____ Invest in Under-bed Storage Containers


____ Cleanliness is the Key

____ Clear off Countertops

____ Clean and Organize all Cabinets and Drawers

____ Use Your Best Soaps and Towels

____ No Dripping Faucets

____ Repair Damaged Caulking in Tubs and Showers

____ Remove Mold and Mineral Deposits from Surfaces

____ Toilet Lids Down


____ No Sticking Doors

____ Leave Lights on and Door Ajar

____ Well-organized to Accentuate Space

____ Remove Clothing that is Out Of Season

____ Leave as Few Items on Floor or Shelves as Possible


____ No Dripping Faucets

____ No Sticking Doors on Cabinets

____ Grind a fresh lemon in the Garbage Disposal

____ Clear All Counters

____ Clean All Appliances Until They Sparkle

____ Display Scented Soap and Fresh Towels

____ Remove Leaf from Table and Store Extra "Guest" chairs

____ Set Table with Attractive Arrangement

____ Clear Clutter and Personal Items off Refrigerator

____ Make Sure Oven is Clean

____ Wax Wood or Vinyl Floors


____ Well-Manicured Lawn

____ Neatly Trimmed Shrubs

____ Clutter-Free Porch

____ Freshly Scrubbed/Painted front Door

____ Make Sure Doorbell Works

____ Autumn... Rake Leaves

____ Winter... Shovel Walk

____ Summer... Plant/Fertilize

____ Welcome Mat on Doorstep

____ Repair Gutters, Loose Shutters, Broken Railings

____ Remove Oil Spots from Driveway

____ Repair and Patch Driveway Cracks

____ Make Needed Repairs on Fences

____ Check Visibility of House Numbers

____ Polish Knobs and Handles on Doors

____ Store Water Hose

____ Make Sure Sprinkler Doesn't Water the Walkway

____ Clean and Free of Unnecessary Items

____ Insure Stairs are Cleared and Well-Lighted and Have a Secure Handrail

____ Rent Off-Site Storage to Open Up Space

____ Have a Garage Sale or Donate Old Items

____ Organize Tools, Garden Equipment, Bicycles, etc.


____ Throw a Colorful Quilt Over Bed

____ Pick Up a Few House Plants (Throw Out Old Plants)

____ Strategically Place Wicker Baskets

____ Borrow Colorful Prints to Fill Bare Spots on Walls

____ Add Large Mirror to Entryway to Enhance Spaciousness

____ Hummingbird and Bird Feeders Create a Pleasant mood Outside


____ Remove (and Replace if Applicable) Any Items that will Not be Included in the Sale of the Property such as Light Fixtures.


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Cindy Day

About Cindy Day

Broker Associate


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