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 your … Continue reading Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging

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...

3 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…