Attract the right buyers for your home by arranging your space in a way that welcomes them. Clean up the clutter and extra items, go through the junk drawers and cabinets, rearrange the furniture and beginning, so prepare for the adjustment.


Set intentions to open the space in your home by moving out items that are not needed for daily activities. Bring in daylight by opening the windows and cleaning the air to freshen the rooms.

The environment you create is one of the biggest variables buyers consider when they walk through a home. If the home is clean, uncluttered, and arranged in a way that conveys openness, they will feel comfortable and consider your offer.


Cleaning and manicuring the outside of your home can increase buyer appeal. Trimming the trees and bushes actually makes a difference. Sellers who enhanced curb appeal had good or excellent results compared to only 68% of homes without enhancements. Among those who enhanced their curb appeal, they spent between $100 and $1,000 and started up to 5 weeks in advance. Also think about new plants, mulch, window washing, power washing, door hardware, and fresh exterior paint.


  1. Open the draperies, pull up the shades, and let in sunlight.
  2. Turn on all lights, day or night, and install higher wattage light bulbs.
  3. Remove clutter from each room to visually enlarge them.
  4. If you have a fireplace, highlight it in your decorating.
  5. Keep your home dusted and vacuumed at all times.
  6. Replace the carpet if it does not clean up well.
  7. Air out your home for 30 minutes before showings, if possible.
  8. Lightly spray the house with air freshener so it has a chance to diffuse before the buyer
    arrives and remove odor causing items (garbage, laundry, shoes, etc.).
  9. Remove family photos.
  10. Improve traffic flow through every room by removing unnecessary furniture.
  11. Create a spacious entry area by using accents and removing unnecessary furniture.
  12. Putty over and paint any nail holes or other mishaps in the walls.
  13. Paint all interior walls a neutral color to brighten the home and make it look bigger.
  14. Repair or replace any loose or damaged wallpaper.
  15. Clean all windows inside and out.
  16. Use plants in transitional areas of your house.
  17. Remove and/or hide excess extension cords and exposed wires.
  18. Open doors to areas you want potential buyers to see (pantries, attics, etc.)
  19. Remove all smoke and pet odors.
  20. Repair or replace all damaged banisters and handrails.
  21. Highlight your eating area in your kitchen with a table set for dinner.
  22. Kitchen and bathrooms should always be spotlessly clean.
  23. Expand your kitchen counter space by removing small appliances.
  24. In the bedrooms, create a master suite effect with decorating.
  25. Depersonalize bedrooms and decorate in a neutral scheme.
  26. Make sure the beds are made and the linens are clean.
  27. Organize your closets by removing any unnecessary items and storing them.
  28. In the kitchen and bathrooms remove dirty towels, wipe down all sinks and rinse
    shower areas. This is very important to make your space appear very clean.
  29. If the bathtub caulk is not sparkling white, give it a fresh caulking.
  30. Repair or replace broken tiles in the shower/tub.
  31. Replace shower curtains and keep them clean.
  32. Put out fresh towels and decorative soaps.


If you are looking for suggestions about staging your home, cleaning
the space and air, pet odor, or other home-prepping tactics, chat with
your realtor to learn more. Use Anew Real Estate Group as a resource for your vision and contact us today for more home-prepping tips.