Are you prepared to list your real estate in Marina del Rey? Well, the Marina del Rey neighborhood is currently in a balanced market, so there is roughly the same number of potential buyers as listings. Although this makes selling easier than in a buyer’s market, you must still showcase your home to prospective buyers in the best possible light. Here are some tips to get you started.

Seek Assistance

You have probably lived in your house for a long time, that you are not even aware that the basement has a strange odor, or one of the rooms has a dark corner. For this reason, having a new person in the starting stages of staging is crucial.

Ask several family members, neighbors, and friends to look around and note anything that stands out or seems unsettling. Marina del Rey real estate agents are also helpful during initial walk-throughs because they know what exactly to watch out for.

Make Necessary Repairs

Your stager is not a handyman. You are responsible for minor repairs, such as replacing broken or loose knobs, filling holes, fixing creaky steps, and replacing burned-out lightbulbs.

Not sure where to begin? Those who walk by your property will likely be able to assist you in determining which concerns should be addressed first.


If there is clutter all over the place, it becomes hard for your stager to organize and create flow in your home. This is a great opportunity to eliminate things you do not use or want. Renting a storage container to keep extra clothing, décor, furniture, and other items eating up space in your house can also help with decluttering.

Eliminate Any Personalization

A buyer might find it hard to see themselves moving to Marina del Rey, when the house is filled with pictures of you and your kin and other sentimental items like collectibles or one-of-a-kind artworks by your favorite artist. Remove any personal touches or photos, and keep them in your storage unit or closet.

Deep Cleaning

Your stager is not your housekeeper, so do not expect them to clean your home. It is your responsibility to thoroughly clean your home or hire a professional service to do so before your stager arrives.

Your real estate agent will remind you that prospective buyers will be peering into every corner of your property. Any neglected areas or messes might give the impression that your home is not well-maintained.

Prioritize Curb Appeal

A pro stager will focus on the interior of your property. Therefore, it is up to you to focus on the exterior. Curb appeal refers to how your home appears from the street (or in photographs shot from the street) and is a huge element of the buyer’s first impression of your home.

Ensure your trees, lawn, and bushes are well-kept to enhance curb appeal. Consider replacing or painting the front door, and add some potted plants on your walkway or porch.

Sell Marina del Rey Homes with Bill Ruane

Are you prepared to list your property for sale? If so, it is crucial to follow the necessary steps to restore your home to its best possible condition before you begin capturing photos and videos for the listing. Let Bill Ruane help you navigate the entire process to ensure the home appeals to prospective buyers and draws high offers. Call today!