Staging Tips Archive

A Home’s Intended Purpose: Does Your Home Pass the Test?

By Charlene Storozuk Before a property goes on the market, it’s important that every room be showcased in a way that portrays its intended purpose. If not, potential buyers can become confused as to the function of the space. ...
July 27, 2009

To Stage or Not to Stage?

Read a recent post from REALTOR® Magazine’s Speaking of Real Estate blog that says 95 percent of staged homes, on average, sell in 35 days or less, even in a slow market. The finding comes from the new book...
July 9, 2009

Help Your Messy Sellers Clean Their Ways

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Styled, Staged & Sold caught up with real estate pro Cheryl Kirby, co-creator of a new instructional staging DVD for real estate professionals — “Get Ready, Get Set, Get Sold!” — to talk about the...

8 Sure-Fire Strategies for Selling a Vacant Property

By Sandy Dixon, InteriorArrangements.com Think of a house as a theatrical stage. When it is not being used and is void of props and scenery, it lacks interest and rarely warrants a second glance.  However, after the set designers...

What does ‘Britain Got Talent’ Singer Susan Boyle Have to Do With Staging?

By Christine Rae If you are one of the millions of YouTube watchers of the Susan Boyle video in “Britain Got Talent” show you will have witnessed the PERFECT metaphor for staging there ever was. Treat yourself; watch it—even...

Thieves Target Staged Homes—Is it time for a House-Sitter?

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Watch those high-end furnishings and fancy décor you use to stage your listings. Real estate practitioners in California are reporting a surge in staged, unoccupied homes being burglarized in affluent areas. Thieves are making off...

Your Best Staging Ideas: What You Had to Say

A few weeks ago we asked the Styled, Staged & Sold blogging community to submit their best staging ideas and the responses flooded in! You can find some of your great responses featured in the April issue of REALTOR®...
April 6, 2009

From an Architect: 6 Affordable Ways to Make Your Listings More Attractive

By David Applebaum In this market, selling a house can be more challenging than ever. As a real estate professional, I’m sure you have used many ideas to help make your property look its most attractive to potential buyers....
March 17, 2009

How Staging Revived a Dated Listing

By Martin R. Delossantos Skilled staging is essential in this unpredictable market with so much property for sale. A buyer needs to see and feel your property. In my real estate and staging experience, I’ve discovered that it is...
February 19, 2009

Sour Economy Forces End to Staging

By Christine Rae Got your attention, eh? Isn’t it amazing that negative headlines capture our attention more than positive ones? Well now that I have your attention may I set your mind at rest by saying the necessity for...