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If you are selling your home, you will want it to look its best when you hold an open house. If you can afford to hire a professional stager, do it! But if that’s not within your budget, don’t worry – just follow these room-by-room tips to help your listing stand out.


The entryway and path to your front door are where a potential buyer will get a first impression, and it should be a pleasant one. So mow your lawn, trim overgrown hedges, rake leaves, power-wash sidewalks and siding and plant vibrant and healthy flowers and plants.


In these rooms, less is more, and more is mess. Keep the living or family room simple, open and spacious by removing excess furniture. Furniture should match or be complementary; otherwise, it will look like it was thoughtlessly placed in the room, so we recommend removing any pieces that don’t go well with the others. Decorative pillows and a colorful throw can do wonders to give a sofa in good condition a more inviting look, and can even bring a more polished appearance to a tired couch.


You can still present your kitchen well by cleaning it thoroughly from top to bottom, including grease on cabinets and crust on stovetops. Be sure to clear items like toasters, blenders and dish racks from countertops, and remove pots from burners. Take magnets and papers off the refrigerator. Style countertops with pretty bowls filled with colorful fruit or vases filled with flowers.


Create a look of luxury in a true bedroom by fluffing blankets and pillows. Add some decorative pillows and shams to make the bed look more inviting. Clear nightstands and tops of dressers of clutter, and then add back a few decorative items such as small vases, modern jewelry boxes or vases with fresh flowers.


As with the kitchen, a well-styled bathroom can leave a great impression on a potential home buyer, and it starts with decluttering and clearing countertops. We recommend also decluttering the cabinets below the sinks, perhaps keeping your daily essentials in an attractive basket. New towels, shower curtains and rugs can freshen the look of a bathroom and add style for a relatively low cost. A decorative soap dish with a fresh bar of soap plus flowers in a vase may be all you need on the countertops.


This room-by-room overview will help make your home more appealing to potential buyers! We have helped numerous clients sell their home. And with our tips and tricks, we have gotten their homes sold for top dollar. Interested in learning our selling strategy? You can reach us at 858-722-6847, or use our contact form.

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