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5 Secrets of Home Staging

Home staging has grown in popularity and for good reason. Staging can be a minimal expense that can yield big results- like a faster sale and higher sale price. If you’re considering staging your home, here’s 5 secrets of staging that you should know.


  1. Staging goes beyond cleaning and clearing clutter.

Cleaning up and beginning the moving process is certainly an important step in selling your home, but often there are too many or too little items left behind in the home. Home stagers can help find just the right balance of removing items that may turn off buyers and of arranging home items to make the space welcoming.

  1. High-quality pictures are crucial to selling your home.

Once your home has been staged, it will lend itself to great photos which are important as the majority of home buyers start their home search online. It is important to have your home photos pop and grab the attention of potential buyers - it is often their first impression of the home and can influence them to schedule a showing appointment.

  1. Buyers can more easily envision a home and not a house.

When a home is vacant or too cluttered, it can be difficult for potential buyers to envision themselves in the home. With home staging, you can provide buyers with an idea of how different spaces can be utilized and they can create a better picture of how the home will work for them.

  1. Your home’s best features will be highlighted, and flaws will be more likely to be overlooked.

Does your home have a unique feature, like a great built-in? Staging can help highlight the features of your home and give buyers an idea of how they can make it their own. In the same way, it can shift the focus of the room away from any home details you’d prefer not to have in the forefront.

  1. You’ll outshine the competition.

With home photos that stand out and a welcoming environment for potential buyers, your home will be a step ahead of the rest! Sellers who take advantage of home staging frequently get more online hits and more showing appointments!


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Comment balloon 2 commentsApril Stephens • August 18 2017 05:04PM


April Stephens Those are very good list of home staging secrets.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) almost 3 years ago

These 5 points in your post highlight the powerful benefits of home staging.  As a veteran professional stager, we see that staged homes attract more potential buyers and result in faster sales for more $$.

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 3 years ago