Donna Menser   916.801.2919

Stephani Menser Polley   916.289.9866

Melissa Cvitanovic 916.260.8435

Staging your home to sell

Staging Tips

The following "staging tips" by award-winning

interior designer Lorna Oppenheimer will help

your home look its very best.


• Check the visibility of your house numbers;

   repaint or polish if necessary.

• Create an inviting walkway by adding color

   with annuals and a new doormat to brighten

   your home and welcome buyers.

• Open windows every day to let in fresh air and

   appeal to buyer's sense of smell by creating an

   inviting feeling by lighting candles or baking.

• Sharpen the look of your rooms by paying

   attention to detail - polish knobs and handles

   and replace lights in bathrooms and kitchen as necessary.

• Turn on all lights, especially at night, to highlight your home's amenities.

• Create a focal point in your entryway by adding a picture, lamp or plant.

• Remove furniture to make rooms appear larger and allow for a clear traffic pattern.

• Unify the accent pieces and details in your home - replace old lampshades, bedspreads and bath towels and coordinate

   matching area rugs, pillows and candles throughout all rooms.

• Try to make a child's room minimally personal and make sure it is safe.

• Always test your doorbell to be certain it is in good working order.

• Move your best pieces of furniture toward the front of each room and your least attractive pieces toward the back.

• Hang all pictures on the low side and hang mirrors across from windows that get a lot of light or have a view.

• Set your dining room table for a decorative appeal.

• Place plants and fresh flowers in rooms to add vibrancy and freshness.

• Use big, bright or bold accessories to draw attention to important areas of the room.

• Try not to be present when potential buyers are viewing your home; if you are present, keep conversation to a minimum.



Our goal is to get the most money for your home, a good first impression is huge. Prior to listing your home we will do a walk through and advise what to change for the best appeal. If hiring a professional home stager is necessary, we will set up a consultation with some of the best interior designers.




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Who you work with matters.

The Menser Real Estate Group with Coldwell Banker represents El Dorado Hills properties, in El Dorado Hills finest neighborhoods: Serrano, Kalithea, The Promontory, The Summit, Southpointe, Highland Hills and several others. Donna Menser, Stephani Menser Polley and Melissa Cvitanovic are well known and established real estate agents in the El Dorado Hills residential real estate market. Begin by viewing our El Dorado Hills property listings.

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Donna Menser CaBRE#01358394 | Stephani Menser Polley CaBRE#01898563
Melissa Cvitanovic CaBRE#01924412

 Phone:  916.586.7766