Staging Your Home For Sale
While most of our marketing efforts are aimed at bringing prospective buyers to your door, the most important point in the sales process occurs the moment your prospect steps inside. You only have one chance to make that all-important first impression, and your Baird & Warner Sales Associate is ready to help you make the most of it.
Merchandising a home is much like staging a show; you have to play to the audience. In order to be effective, the “director” must first become intimately familiar with the audience, their tastes and preferences, their likes and dislikes. Your Baird & Warner sales professional is well equipped to do just that, drawing on training that covers the fine points of home merchandising, as well as the personal experience of selling homes like yours to the people in your marketplace.
Of course, much of the staging or merchandising is just common sense. Clean up. Touch up. Repair anything that needs it. Your Baird & Warner sales professional will help you identify those important details that can make a big difference in how quickly, and profitably, you sell your home.
Checklist For Showing Your Home
- Inside Your Home
- Polish the floors
- Clear the countertops
- Wipe appliances and cabinets
- Clean or replace carpeting
- Dust and polish wood furniture
- Repair faucets, fixtures, and caulking
- Clean lighting fixtures
- Replace burned-out light bulbs
- Unclutter the closets
- Paint walls in neutral colors
- Outside Your Home
- Keep the lawn mowed
- Put away tools and toys
- Repair gates and fences
- Touch up the trim
- Wash the windows
- Clean the garage