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Seller's Guide to Home Staging

Seller's Guide to Home Staging

Connie Erickson's Seller’s Guide to Home Staging!

Disassociate yourself from your home

  • It’s now a product, a commodity while it’s on the market
  • “Let Go” of your emotional attachment


  • Pack up all personal photographs/family heirlooms.
  • Including refrigerator magnets, children’s art, toys, etc…


  • If you haven’t used/needed it in one year, you probably don’t need it.
  • If you don’t need it, sell, donate or toss
  • Organize a fraction of your most attractive books in bookcases
  • Pack knick-knacks
  • Remove all items from kitchen counters
  • Just think…It’s a head start to packing!

Organize bedroom closets & kitchen cabinets

  • Neatly stack dishes & turn coffee cup handles the same direction
  • Hang items in groups and all facing the same direction & line up shoes

Rent a storage unit

  • Remove pieces of furniture that hamper traffic patterns
  • Remove extra leaves from your dining room table.

Remove/Replace favorite items

  • Window coverings, built-in appliances, fixtures

Make any/all minor repairs

  • Replace cracked floor or counter tiles
  • Patch holes in walls
  • Fix leaky faucets
  • Fix doors that don’t close properly or kitchen drawers that jam
  • Replace burned out light bulbs

Make the house sparkle

  • Wash windows inside and out
  • Rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior
  • Remove cobwebs, vacuum daily
  • Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks
  • Polish faucets, cabinet hardware and mirrors
  • Clean out the refrigerator, oven, stovetop & other built-in appliances
  • Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
  • Neutralize wall colors
  • Bleach dingy grout or re-grout
  • Replace warn rugs & clean or replace warn and/or stained carpets
  • Keep bedrooms/bathrooms fresh with clean linens & fresh towels
  • Clean / air out any musty smelling areas, odors are a


  • 1st Impressions – look at the house as if you were a buyer.  Welcoming?
  • Linger in every room imaging how that room will look to a buyer
  • Ensure window coverings hang properly
  • Tune in to each room’s statement and emotional pull

Check curb appeal

  • A well maintained exterior shows pride of ownership & extends to entire house, move important is the entryway and front door (1st IMPRESSION!)
  • Keep the sidewalks, yard, driveway
  • Keep grass cut and surroundings trimmed & edged
  • Paint faded window trim and / or exterior walls
  • Plant flowers or group pots together for color and effect
  • Maintain and / or update exterior lighting, mailboxes, handrails, porches, etc.
  • House number should be clearly displayed


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Contact Information

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Connie Erickson
Door County Realty, Inc.
Po Box 340 - 4027 Main Street
Fish Creek WI 54212
Office: 920-868-2075
Toll Free: 888-678-3949
Fax: 920-868-2425

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