3916 Crystal Bridge Drive Staging Checklist


3916 Crystal Bridge Drive

July, 2019

Report Overview: The goal for staging 3916 Crystal Bridge Drive is to make it an inviting home that will appeal to prospective buyers. This can be achieved by removing decor and personal items and staging rooms throughout the home for a cohesive appearance.  Click on recommended product photos to be linked for online purchase.


  • Store away personal photos.
  • Remove pet beds and supplies for showings.
  • Replace low wattage light bulbs (60W or below) with brightest bulbs recommended by manufacturer. Similar fixtures within each room should have matching bulbs. Corkscrew bulbs should be removed. Light fixtures and ceiling fans should be dusted and cleaned.
  • Windows including glass, screens, and sills should be spotless allowing the maximum amount of natural light to enter the home. Unused screens can be stored to brighten rooms.
  • Open all window treatments, open all closet doors, and switch on lights in all rooms prior to showings.


  • Keep the landscaping tidy and add fresh mulch along driveway.
  • Trim back any dead or overgrown foliage.
  • Add a large, neutral door mat at the front door for a grand appearance. Rubber-Cal 24"x57" 
  • Add an American flag on a post by the garage doors for an inviting look at the front entry.
  • Move the carved marble vase to the space between the stairs going to the second level and the railing overlooking the stairs to the lower level.


    • Clear the desk surface as much as possible.
    • Any items not used regularly can be moved to within the closet.

      Office Bathroom

      • Store the shelf that's near the shower to make the bathroom appear more spacious.

        Laundry Room

        • Clear off the bench.
        • Pair down the shoes and hanging coats and place them on matching hangers.  
        • Expose the dog wash as it is a nice selling feature.
        • Remove dog items for showings.


        • Neatly organize items within the garage.
        • Clear off the work benches as much as possible.
        • Tidy the coat hooks and keep just a couple neatly placed hats arranged there.
        • Remove vehicles from the driveway for showings.

          Living Room

          • Store the personal photos from the TV cabinet.
          • Tuck away remotes and dark throw blankets for showings.
          Dining Room
          • Keep orchid on the console table, the dining table cleared off and chairs tucked in for showings.


          • Clear off the counters except for the items as displayed yesterday for showings.

              Master Bedroom

              • Store the personal photos.
              • Tuck away personal items on bedside tables and the humidifier for showings.
              • Open the double doors and store the small rug that's in front of them for showings for an inviting feel.

              Master Bath

              • For showings display rolled white towels on the tub deck, clear off the vanity other than white towels, and leave the blinds pulled open at the tops for a private feel.

              Upstairs Living Room

              • Keep the seating area clear of pillows and throws. 
              • Place a coffee table book on the coffee table.
              • Potted flowers could be added on the deck.

              Upstairs Front Bedroom

              • Switch on the bedside lamps for showings.
              • In the bathroom store the toilet brush and display the towels.

                Upstairs Middle Bedroom

                • Switch on the bedside lamps for showings.
                • In the bathroom store the toilet brush and display the towels.

                Lower Level Family Room

                • Tuck away the remotes and tidy the seating area.

                  Exercise Room

                  • Keep exercise equipment away from the doorway with a clear path to the bathroom.
                  • In the bathroom, display the towels and tuck away any personal items.

                    Yoga Studio

                    • Keep the mats in place and the light dimmed.

                    Ellen's Office

                    • Tidy the desk and remove personal photos.

                      This list is for recommendation purposes only. Items may be purchased at the discretion of the homeowner. Sizing and specifications should be verified by purchaser.