TOP 10 Most Important Staging Tips To Selling Your Home!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services


As an Interior  Designer / Real Estate Agent, the first question I am asked by fellow agents and prospective clients is "How do I sell this home to buyers "?

Staging is not a new concept, just a new word to describe what I have done for years in Real Estate design.

After 20 years "staging"  and decorating homes to sell, I have the put together my top 10 quick tip list.

The countdown starts now.....Top 10 Staging

Staging tip #10

Approach your house as if you were the buyer.  I constantly tell my clients we are selling SPACE, not STUFF.  If your buyer does not visually see the open airy space when they walk in the front door then you just lost  your "15 second" first impression. 


"How do I stage"?  That is the question

Allow your traffic to flow as you enter the home.  Remove or move furniture that is blocking the open flow. An example: walking into the room and coming face to face with the back of a sofa will block the invitation to the home. Remind your client about the importance of 1st impression.  Stage the rooms to invite buyers in, not to stop them at the door

Staging is not about personalizing your is about selling your home

YOU ARE SELLING THE SPACE NOT THE  STUFF.   Sellers will see all stuff in their new home....BUT ONLY AFTER YOU SELL THE CURRENT HOUSE 



 Stay tuned for #9......."Where do I put the STUFF"?

 Tracey Weaver

5013 W. Plano Parkway #100

Plano, Texas  75093


Comments (8)

Bob Sooy
Realty World Northeast LLC - Sugarloaf, PA

NIce tip... I look forward to hearing the other 9 tips to follow...

Mar 24, 2011 12:37 PM
Bob Sooy
Realty World Northeast LLC - Sugarloaf, PA

p.s. you disabled comments on your "Help..." blog :-)

Mar 24, 2011 12:39 PM
Laura Forman
Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist

Welcome Tracey, I read your blog but could not post because the comments were disabled.

Mar 24, 2011 12:41 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ok, I found it. Thanks for the tip.

Mar 24, 2011 12:49 PM
Tracey Weaver
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Plano, TX

Sorry about the "disabled comments" button......Live and learn!!  I think I have it now!!   Thanks

Mar 24, 2011 12:51 PM
Paul Caloca
The Papas Group (DRE #01766524) - Scotts Valley, CA

Welcome toActive Rain. Write, read, learn, and most importantly -- have fun!

Mar 24, 2011 08:16 PM
Julie Milana

Welcome to AR Tracy - I appreciate your post, excited to read the other 9 tips!

Mar 25, 2011 02:26 PM
Liz Murray
Renaissance Home Staging & Redesign - Chandler, AZ
Professional Home Stager

Tracey... I am a new stager,...but I did go to an open house that was staged last week, and I was very disappointed.  IT was a Keller Williams property, and staged by an agent at their office.  The house had a exactly 2 pieces of furniture in a 3000 + square foot home. 

 To me that was a little too much "space".  It was an investor who was selling the home as a flip.  But throwing a rug on the floor in a dining room, and pillow/books on a bedroom floor defeats the purpose.  If you are looking for emotional attachments,.. this is not the way. 

Just remember that doing "half a job" should not be viewed as "staging".  A room full of "little black dresses",  are still black dresses, but it's the woman who adds that pearl necklace or stunning diamond bracelet that gets the attention.


Mar 30, 2011 03:07 AM