Our Favorite Neutral Home Staging Decor Finds on Amazon

How do you de-clutter and de-personalize your home for sale without creating a space that feels sterile and empty? One way is to incorporate neutral home decor pieces that add texture, warmth, and interest to the space. These pieces should serve as highlights to the architectural features of the home, not as the focal point themselves. To help you get started, take a look at these neutral, budget-friendly home decor finds available on Amazon that can add complement almost any space.

When to Use a Rug in Home Staging (and When Not To)

As The Dude sagely noted, a favorite rug can really bring all the elements of a space into harmony. A good rug adds interest, defines the space, helps absorb noise, and creates a sense of warmth. Used improperly, however, rugs can really distort a potential buyer’s perception of your home when staging for sale. From being a simple trip hazard to posing a major distraction, some rugs really just work better for staging when they’re gone. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few pointers to keep in mind when deciding whether your rug should stay or go when staging your house for sale…

Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging

When it comes to selling your home, cleanliness says a LOT to your potential buyers (so does dirtiness, for that matter). Home buyers are some of the most judgemental visitors that will ever darken your door (and understandably so, right? — they’re trying to decide whether they want to invest thousands of dollars in yourContinue reading “Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging”

How to Gross Out Potential Buyers (and Maybe Some of Your Friends) Without Knowing It

Clearly, “grossed out” is not the vibe you’re going for when trying to sell your home. Eliminating the types of things most likely to trigger sensitivities in your potential buyers can make a big difference in how quickly your home sells!

4 “Kiss of Death” Phrases I Hear Home Sellers Use Before They Even List Their House

There are some who are still on the fence about selling. Some who are really out of touch with how the current real estate market operates. And, every once in awhile, a few who leave me wondering why they even called me at all. These clients typically utter at least one of the following “kiss of death” phrases and will invariably sabotage their home sale before they ever get started…

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Give Today’s Home Buyers What They’re Looking For

To maximize your selling and renovation budget, pay attention to features that will make your home more attractive to today’s potential buyers.

3 Myths and Misconceptions About Home Staging

Nearly half of all Realtors believe that a staged home can bring a higher price than a non-staged home. According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging, 32% of buyers’ agents believe staging a home increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to five percent. Another 16% of agents believe it increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by six percent to 10 percent.

With so much money at stake, why do some people still fail to stage their homes? Possibly because of a few misconceptions still surrounding home staging…

Home Buyer Turn-Offs: 3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home

When staging your home for sale, it’s important to create an atmosphere that promotes peace, tranquility, and respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. You want buyers to linger and visualize the lifestyle they could lead if they lived in a home like yours. Yet even in the most beautifully styled house, buyersContinue reading “Home Buyer Turn-Offs: 3 Ways to Make Buyers Run Screaming from Your Home”

5 Tips for Staging a Media Room

Media rooms are an especially attractive asset to high-end real estate buyers who expect luxury features in a home. Just like any other room, staging a media room well means creating a space that helps potential buyers dream about what life could be like in your home! Use these tips to show buyers your media room is theContinue reading “5 Tips for Staging a Media Room”