Staging Tips Archive

Design Trends That Make People say … ‘No!’

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Design trends are just that: trendy. They change from day to day, year to year, and decade to decade. The ones that are popular now won’t be soon. The ones...
February 1, 2016

4 Ways to Help a Home Seller Tackle Clutter

By Tori Toth One of the most cost-effective ways to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, but I know for many home sellers it’s no easy task. It’s important to contain and, in fact, erase clutter...
January 18, 2016

Holiday Staging Tips Fit for the Season

By H. E. James, guest contributor Are you getting ready to style a home during the coming holiday season?  You know that a holiday-staged home can sell faster during the holiday season, and you’ve proved that to your client,...
December 14, 2015

Top 10 Tips for Staging a Home for Photos

By Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Ah, yes the beloved Top 10 list. If only life were that simple and any skill you ever wanted to learn could be perfected with just 10 easy to learn, neatly...
November 30, 2015

Stage the Bathroom: 7 Simple Ideas

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Since 2000, the standard home for-sale was about 1,800 square feet – which mostly stayed steady for several years. But lately, the standard new home has swelled to 2,200 square feet, according to...
November 23, 2015

5 Ways to Convert Your Bathroom into a Spa-Like Oasis

By Christina El Moussa, HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” Imagine coming home from a hard day at work, stepping into the bathroom, and feeling all of your worries fade away as you soak in the tub or stand under a...
October 26, 2015

6 Ways to Get Your Listing Ready for Photos

By Julie Legge, professional real estate photographer Picture this: You’ve worked with your new seller for days to get her home ready for sale. She’s repainted, cleaned the carpets, and even worked with your favorite stager to rearrange and...
October 19, 2015

Top 10 Stupid Staging Ideas

By Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Not all home staging is created equally. Staging Darwinism is real and only the smart survive. Below we countdown the top 10 “stoopidest” home staging ideas. #10. “Bake cookies right before...
October 5, 2015

How to Accentuate the Home’s Positive Features in Staging

The following section has been reprinted with permission from stager Tori Toth’s new book, “Feel at Home: Home Staging Secrets for a Quick and Easy Sell” (Morgan James Publishing, 2015). Toth is the owner of Stylish Stagers Inc. in...
August 3, 2015

6 Misperceptions About Home Staging

By Patti Stern, PJ & Co. Staging and Interior Decorating Staging your home involves creating an environment that house hunters can envision themselves living in and can help to facilitate a speedy sale and for top dollar. Quite simply,...
July 20, 2015