✓ Scrub everything until it sparkles.
✓ Ask us to coordinate a visit from a professional, insured window cleaner (make sure all windows are operable).
✓ Remove and repair all signs of water damage, mildew and other deterioration.
✓ Repair holes and cracks in ceilings.
✓ Repaint with a “commercial double coat” of flat white on walls, eggshell white on ceilings.
✓ Remove wallpaper that isn’t considered ‘neutral’ in taste.
✓ Repair or refinish existing floor surfaces.
✓ Re-grout wall tiles in bathrooms & clean floor-tile grout.
✓ Restore or repair existing bathroom fixtures if necessary.
✓ Add new shower curtain, rod and hooks or replace with a glass partitions.
✓ Repair or renovate kitchen cabinets making sure doors and drawers operate smoothly.
✓ Increase existing lighting. Replace old ceiling fixtures, increase bulb wattage.
✓ Eliminate odors. Remove both the kitty and the litter box. Empty garbage.
✓ Create pleasing scents. Bake a loaf of bread, boil some cinnamon or set out flowers or potpourri.
✓ "Expand" bathroom size with visual ploys. Install a mirror opposite medicine cabinet.
✓ "Expand" closet size with visual ploys like thinning out the clothes.
✓ "Expand" size of other rooms, e.g. with mirrors at ends of hallways, in corners, adjacent to windows.
✓ Replace broken window panes and mirrors.
✓ Repair or replace doorbell.
✓ Remember, the main rule of staging is to "neutralize" the environment.
✓ Remove personal photos, waste cans, cosmetics and personal effects.
✓ The potential buyer should walk in and feel it’s a model home, devoid of clutter.