When putting your house on the market, it is important to take the necessary steps to stage your house so that it sells quickly and for top dollar.  The good news is that you don't need to necessarily break the bank to do it.  The 5 goals you want to keep in mind are:

  1. De-personalize = Buyers want to envision themselves in the home
  2. Maximize = Declutter to maximize the space
  3. Sanitize = Nobody wants a dirty home
  4. Modernize = Small updates can have dramatic effects on a room
  5. Neutralize = Don't personalize decorations or colors so much that it's hard for buyers to picture themselves in the home

See below for cost effective staging tips:

5 Golden Rules of Home Staging