Staging your Home For Sale

Remember the 60-second rule: That's all the time you have to create a winning first impression.


Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.

Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds.

Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.

Tighten and clean all door handles.

Clean windows inside and out.

Powerwash home's exterior.

Ensure all gutters and downspouts are firmly attached and functioning.

Paint the front door.

Buy a new welcome mat.

Place potted flowers near the front door.

We utilize cutting edge marketing systems to maximize your property's exposure to buyers. With our keen knowledge of the local real estate market, your home will be priced right, adjusted as needed and will sell promptly. Your home will also put its best foot forward through our commitment to professional photography service.


Evaluate the furniture in each room and remove anything that interrupts the flow or makes the room appear smaller. Consider renting a storage unit to move items off-site.

Clean and organize cabinets, closets, and bookshelves.

Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans.

Shampoo carpets.

Remove excessive wall hangings and knick-knacks.

Repair all plumbing leaks, including faucets and drain traps.

Make minor repairs (torn screens, sticking doors, cracked caulking).

Clean or paint walls and ceilings.

Replace worn cabinet and door knobs.

Fix or replace discolored grout.

Replace broken tiles.

Replace worn countertops.

Special details for showings

Turn on all the lights.

Open all drapes and shutters in the daytime.

Keep pets secured outdoors.

Buy new towels for bathrooms.

Buy new bedding for bedrooms.

Replace old lamps or lampshades.

Play quiet background music.

Light the fireplace or clean out the ashes and light a candelabrum.

Infuse home with a comforting scent, such as apple spice or vanilla.

Set the dining room table for a fancy dinner party.

Vacate the property while it is being shown.


Home Sellers' Reviews

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  • Matthew was an absolute life saver! I didn't think I needed an agent to buy a new construction home, but I was very mistaken. Problem after problem came up and Matthew was there every step of the way. Between making sure I did everything I needed to do, negotiating finer points, helpful advice, and being the go-between when things got tough, he truly saved the day time and time again. I've purchas
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  • We are very thankful that we came across Matt Henry. After an unsuccessful sale of our home with a different realtor a year ago, we decided to take our home off the market. We later met Matt who performed a thorough review of our home and recommended a list of items to be updated in order for our home to sale. This level of advice was not something that we received from our previous realtor. Matt
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  • Matthew and his team are absolutely the best realtors we've ever worked with. His market expertise was exact and the professionalism that Matthew and his team exemplified was outstanding. The way that Matthew communicates, negotiates and his general demeanor is peaceful and we were at ease throughout the entire process. We received an offer on the first day of open house and sold our home to that
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  • Matthew is an excellent realtor, very professional, patient, helpful, knowledgeable, truly goes beyond the call of duty. Probably the best we've worked with in regards to real estate. Would definitely recommend him!

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  • Words can not express how deeply I appreciate working with Matthew Henry. Matthew is absolutely an outstanding, remarkable realtor. If you want a realtor you can trust, who will work with your best interest in heart, who will keep it real with you, be honest with you, go above and beyond, is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and creative, then Matthew is the realtor for you. Matthew Henry wor
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