Forward this email to a friend.

Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 11 Issue 3


Don't Overlook These Essential Home-Staging Tips

Tiny Touches in the Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so don’t forget these details when preparing to show your house:

  • Swap out old, stained dishcloths for a fresh set of pretty kitchen linens.

  • Replace any light switch plates and outlet covers that are stained or cracked; they should all match and look like new.

  • Empty and clean the trash cans inside and out—not just wiped, but scrubbed.

A Better Bathroom
Nothing will put off a buyer faster than a grossness factor in the bathroom.

  • Replace an old toilet seat with a new one, unless it looks like it just came out of the wrapper.

  • Apply frosted film to windows that need privacy. It can hide a bad view and also allows natural light to brighten the bathroom, making the room look larger.

No Lingering Odors
Mildew, smoke, and pet smells are a big no-no. Eliminate odors completely before applying a home fragrance. Some artificial scents cause allergic reactions, so only use a natural scent, like cinnamon sticks.

  • Take a whiff of the drains. If the sink drains have a funky odor, use a solution of baking soda and vinegar to clean them and loosen potential clogs.

  • Steam-clean carpets and draperies to remove any odors.

  • Animals are off-putting to some buyers, so board pets in a kennel or with a friend until your home sells. Vacuum pet hair off the furniture, and check to make sure there aren’t any unpleasant surprises left in the yard.

Lux Bedrooms and Closets
These rooms should look like a spa or hotel with no personal items on display.

  • The master bedroom duvet and pillow set and other decor should be gender neutral—no fluffy pink pillows or decor that is overly masculine.

  • In closets, a beautiful set of wooden hangers is ideal. At the very least, make sure the hangers match. Get rid of the cheap, bent metal hangers you’ve collected from the dry cleaner.

  • Remove game consoles, televisions, and other electronics from sleeping areas.

Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel - 630 430-4797

Broker: Melissa Mathis – 630 392-5171

Broker: Freddy Wenzel - 630 750-4797

Broker: Danny Reed - 708 703-4653

Broker: Kristine Emmel - 847 489-8965

Broker: Catherine Lopez - 630 981-4572

Broker: Michaela Valle – 630 946-4269

Broker: April Stary – 630 962-4820

Broker: Nina Rodriguez – 224 587-0780

Broker: Eumeka Aguado - 847 513-4433
Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove IL 60516
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

Not interested in receiving any further updates? Go here to unsubscribe.