When we speak of staging, we talk of a lot of things. Like thinning, de-cluttering, organizing, rearranging, repairing, trimming, mowing, painting, etc… but Cleaning reigns over all. The house on market should be cleaned as if Royalty was coming to visit… and remember royals wear gloves.In today’s age, with all the cleaning products and resources out there, there is no reason to show a dirty house.
Buyers notice and comment on dirt. Not only does a dirty home show bad, it distracts the buyer’s attention off the house and on to the dirt… they start thinking about what they would have to first go through to get it clean if they would buy a dirty house.
The rooms that need MOST attention are bathrooms and kitchens. Every nook and cranny, from top to bottom needs to sparkle. Buyers will look at these spaces MORE with “white gloved” eyes than ANY OTHER. So, extra attention may need to be devoted to these areas.
So remember when the Royal buyers come to visit… keep it clean.
OH, and when showing remember to put the lid down on the throne!