7 ways to dress up your home for a faster sale

Set the stage

That storage locker you rented for your clutter? Make sure it’s big enough to fit some of your furniture as well.

Most sellers have too much furniture for their home.

It’s the biggest problem Indianapolis Realtor Shannon Plumer tackles when she stages properties for a quicker sale. "When you feel like you hardly have anything left, you’re ready to put your house on the market," she says.

First to go: that oversized recliner, which Plumer says almost always impedes the flow of a room.

Plumer keeps a stockpile of items to aid in the staging process, such as bedding, throw pillows, new white bath towels and shower curtains.

You might consider removing artwork and personal photos from walls and setting the dining room table with nice dishes.

"You want people to come in and be able to see themselves in your home," says Plumer, a real estate agent with the F.C. Tucker Co.