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TOP Five DIY Staging Tips...I am a professional home stager living and working in St Paul, Minnesota. The Twin Cities are fortunate to have many excellent and affordable professional home stagers in the area,


But not every community is served by a professional home stager and not every seller can afford even the modest fee for a staging consultation.

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If this is your situation…read on.  I will provide you with some staging tips and tricks that you can use to get your property ready to sell.  Remember the goal of home staging:  Do whatever needs to be done to sell for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.


Let’s talk DIY Home Staging  


Here are some simple home staging  tips and suggestions that you can implement in your home, or pass along to your clients, to ensure a quick sale!


STEP 1: A staged home is decluttered

Pull out anything that doesn’t fit in with the primary purpose of the room.  Remove  family pictures. small knick knacks, and collections, they are all distractions.  As a general rule, if it is smaller than a softball you are probably better off boxing it up.


STEP 2: A staged home is clean

Cleaning the property takes time but not a lot of money.  It is the most important step in getting a property ready for the market. Pay special attention to bathrooms and kitchens.  


STEP 3:  A staged home is in excellent repair

Get everything in working order. If you think it is too expensive...bothersome... inconvenient…etc for you to take care of ,just imagine what a prospective buyer will think about it.


STEP 4: A staged home is ready for it’s public debut

Now that your home is de-cluttered, clean and in great repair you want to focus your attention on putting the room back together. When I stage a room I start by getting the main pieces of furniture in place, next I add rugs, then lighting and finally accessories. 


Step 5: A staged home looks great in photographs

For you to see your property in the same way that a buyer will see it, stand at the entrance to each and every room of your home and take a picture.Taking a picture works much better than just standing in the doorway and thinking about the room. Keep in mind that a picture on the MLS is also how most prospective buyers will first see the property.


HGTV's website offers many informative posts on DIY Home Staging.  When you have a moment check out this video.


I hope you will achieve an Amazing Transformation and that your home sells FAST at the highest possible price


For more practical and affordable home staging tips and lots of before and after pictures visit my website.

I am always happy to answer your staging questions.  If you could use some advice, just drop in a comment and I will do my best to get you headed in the right direction.


Go On Now...Get It Sold!


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Christi Bond, owner

The Home Staging Coaches

651.735.3985 or 651.587.5887 (cell)

Specializing in Vacant Home Staging and Room Makeovers in the greater Twin Cities, Minnesota area


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Howard and Susan Meyers
The Hudson Company Winnetka and North Shore - Winnetka, IL

Thanks Christi.   These are all great suggestions.

Nov 04, 2011 03:04 AM #1
James Muhammad
ReMax Champions-Upland Hills - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
JM Realty Group


Christi, this is a very, very good Blog post and the tips are very helpful. I will be sharing with my office and clients. I like number one and number three.. Thank you for sharing!

Nov 04, 2011 03:12 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Christi. What a terrific post and how good of you to share your tips for folks who can't afford the services of a professional stager. Very nice to meet you.

Nov 04, 2011 03:23 AM #3
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Good Morning Christi, you have captured the essence of staging succinctly.

Nov 04, 2011 03:56 AM #4
Michele Cadogan
Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York - Brooklyn, NY
917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales


Thanks for sharing these wonderful easy  DIY staging tips.   I shall add them to my tool box for reference.  Have a great Weekend.

Nov 04, 2011 08:46 AM #5
Christi Bond - Saint Paul, MN
Twin Cities Professional Home Staging

Thanks everyone for your kind words and interest in staging.  It's a topic I love to talk finding folks to share my passion with is a win win.  Hope all is well in your worlds. 

Nov 05, 2011 01:26 AM #6
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Christi:  Excellent staging tips that anyone can accomplish and that will help show the home in its best light.

Nov 06, 2011 06:15 AM #7
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