In today’s real estate market, it is extremely important to make sure that your house is one of the best looking houses on the market. We all know that most home buyers are more interested in the look of your property than anything else. When looking for a home, emotions run high and one must realize this when staging your living room in order to sell your house. One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how many people leave the living room as is and do not attempt in any fashion to make its appeal to potential home buyers. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to sell your home. One must take into consideration what a potential home buyer has in their mind when they walk in through the front door. They want a house that they are looking at to be as close to their dream home as possible. As far as I know, there is no one who imagines a dirty or messy living room in their dream home. Always make sure that your living room is in impeccable condition before showing it to a potential buyer. Make sure to clean up any toys on the floor if you have young children, as well as any other toys from your pet dog or cat. This is especially important because if a potential buyer sees a bunch of junk laying on your floor, they will question whether or not you took good care of the house, which may lead them to inspect your house even further, where they might actually find examples of deferred maintenance or other costly repairs. To sum it all up, there is one thing to remember when staging your living room in order to sell your house: make it cleaner and livelier than it usually is. Doing so will save you lots of heartache when a potential buyer decides to not buy your home because of all the squeaky dog toys laying on the floor.