Staging Tips from Professional Stager Jill White

Real Estate Agent with Chinowth and Cohen REALTORS 172887
Staging Tips
Jill White Home Staging    Jill White Home Staging 
I asked professional stager Jill White with Jill White Home Staging to offer 5 staging tips to help my sellers in Owasso, Oklahoma and the Tulsa and surrounding areas sell their home. Here are her top 5 tips.  
After moving 6 times in the last 12 years, I have seen many homes that were in desperate need of staging. With each sell, rental, and purchase, I have gathered tips to showcase a home’s potential. Here are MY top 5 actions steps to a fast sell.
1. Clean your home. Repeat. Clean your home. Vacuum, dust, wipe baseboards, clean windows inside and out, dust window blinds, clean toilets… the list could go on and on here, but you get the gist. And if cleaning isn’t your gig, then hire it done! No shame. The goal is to sell your house!
2. Declutter.  NOT re-clutter. (Example: Throw the same junk in different baskets.) Decluttering means throwing things away or putting them in storage.  Perhaps there’s even a garage sale in your future!
3. Ditch the dog.  Just kidding!  I love my pooch and your buyer probably loves hers as well… but please, please put the pup in a crate or outside.  No one wants to be scared, attacked, or even worse, step in dog poo!  This has seriously happened to me! 
4. Place furniture so that there are clear walkways to each area or your home. Your house is not a maze or obstacle course. 
5. Take down family photos.  This may not seem important, but family pics are distracting, and create ownership.  
Well there you have it. Tips to help your home sell faster from professional stager Jill White.
Permission given to Kelley Ward to post photos by Jill White photos which are copywrite protected 

Comments (21)

LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Congratulations on your first blog post Kelley Ward .  Welcome to Active Rain.  Wishing you a successful 2016

Jan 05, 2016 05:48 AM
David Jones - Aliso Viejo, CA

Kelley, nice post and congratulations on your first post. Looking forward to more of your posts. Dave

Jan 05, 2016 06:04 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kelley, some very good advise from your professional home stager Jill White!  I just love that line about   "De-Clutter NOT Re-Clutter" .  

Welcome to Active Rain, Kelley!

Jan 05, 2016 06:22 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Great info, Kelley Ward .  Thanks for sharing Jill's tips!

And, Welcome to the world of Active Rain blogging.  It is an extremely valuable platform to connect with other agents and potential clients.  I recommend you check out the "Resources" section and click on "Getting Started".

Happy New Year!

Jan 05, 2016 07:55 AM
Kelley Ward

Thank you Carol! 

Jan 05, 2016 08:10 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kelley Ward  These are very valuable staging list of tips. #2 Declutter is important.

Jan 05, 2016 08:52 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kelley, great tips!  Welcome to ActiveRain, and you could be addicted in no time.

Jan 05, 2016 10:13 AM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Welcome Kelley! Thank you for the great tips. I love #2 and the difference of de-clutter vs. re-clutter! This is something I have to explain to every client!

Jan 05, 2016 12:04 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Welcome to Active Rain!  I enjoyed your post and look forward to the next ones.

Jan 05, 2016 12:10 PM
The Temple Team
THE TEMPLE TEAM - Mooresville, NC
Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston

CONGRATULATIONS on your First BLOG Post!  WELCOME to Active Rain ... You're going to love it here!




Jan 05, 2016 12:36 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Hi Kelley Ward, That is a great blog post.  The staging tips are great.  Welcome to Active Rain.

Jan 05, 2016 06:31 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Welcome to ActiveRain, and thanks for sharing Jill's tips. They are all great ideas to make the home more salable.

Jan 05, 2016 07:49 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Welcome to Active Rain!  As REALTORS who have been here (on and off) for more than 9 years, it's well worth it!

Jan 05, 2016 09:52 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kelley Ward ...Jill White provided you with excellent tips to share with your seller...."the eye buys" and the first step in marketing a home is to make sure the home is at its best and "eye catching"....your photos will be spectacular....

Jan 05, 2016 10:00 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to's a great place to learn, share, market and network....and I hope you enjoy all of it as much as I have over the past 6 years....

Jan 05, 2016 10:01 PM
Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Luxury Brokerage
Empire Network Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
The Rise of An Empire, Let's Build Yours!

Hi Kelley! Welcome to the world of Activerain, may your blogging  create a whole new chapter in your Real Estate Career.

Jan 06, 2016 02:11 AM
IRMA Beltran
Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate - Turlock, CA
Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You!

Welcome to ActiveRain! Great tips, thank you for sharing. The Decluttering is very important.

Have a Wonderful Blessed Day!!!

Jan 06, 2016 02:15 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Those are 5 very important tips Kelley!

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.

Jan 07, 2016 01:08 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Welcome to Active Rain community! Whether you are new to blogging and looking for blogs to read and learning “how to’s”, or a veteran blogger looking for more exposure and network opportunities this community is for YOU!

Jan 12, 2016 03:21 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I like the phrase  "family pics are distracting and create ownership."  I think this is a wonderful statement to share with those who want to share their personal photos with potential buyers!

Jan 21, 2016 10:36 AM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Hi Kelley, Thanks for Sharing and Welcome to the Rain! ActiveRain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts. Welcome Aboard, Happy New Year and Much Success! 

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