Staged homes sell faster. It enables a buyer to see themselves in your home and not how you are occupying it.
Try to remove two-thirds of the items from your home so that its features come forward. Remove anything that identifies who owns the property such as family photos, notes on the fridge etc.
Keep windows and doors clear, clean and open with curtains tied back to allow in natural light.
If you have pets be diligent about removing evidence of hair or odors and have them confined to a room to allow for thorough cleaning prior to an open house.
The best way to showcase a room is to choose a focal point for it, it could be a window or a piece of furniture. The goal is for it to draw the eye in and then around the room. Minimize negative features with eye-catching accessories strategically placed.
By investing some time into home staging you can ensure your home is set to sell.