Staging your house is incredibly important! After all, you wouldn’t sell your car without making sure it looked its best.

So, why wouldn’t you make sure your house is in tip-top shape before you put it on the market?

Staging is one of the best ways to add value to your home for very little money.

So what should you focus on first?

Decluttering! Everywhere. From counters to walls to floors, you want potential buyers to see the house, not your knickknacks. Scrub everything from tile grout to window panes. Every square inch should sparkle! If you don’t have time, hire a pro.

Don’t forget your home’s exterior. Rent a power washer for a few hours and give the house a good clean.

Lighting has a huge effect on people. Add lamps to dark rooms and replace burnt out or low wattage light bulbs.

These are just a few ways to make your house shine, so contact your local RE/MAX agent for more tips on home staging.