To help homeowners prepare for the busy buying and selling season, the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® offers this tip on how to stage a home for an open house:

Brighten your rooms with color. Brush on a fresh coat of warm, neutral-color paint in each room. Ask your Realtor for help choosing the right shade. Then accessorize by adding a vibrant afghan, throw or accent pillows for the couch to jazz up a muted living room. High-wattage bulbs in your light fixtures and lighter, sheer curtains that let in more light will also brighten up rooms.