Staging FAQ’s-What Exactly Is Home Staging?

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Staging FAQ’s-What Exactly Is Home Staging?


Even though I’ve been a Home Stager since 2007, I still meet many who either haven’t heard of it or aren’t quite sure what home staging is.

Actually, home staging should be called something other than this. A better name would be Home Styling or Home Marketing.


Home staging is making sure that the property

appeals to a broad range of the buying demographics.

It allows the buyer to see the property in the very best light and to see the possibilities of the space.


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Home staging is a tool that can be used for occupied as well as vacant homes.


Home Staging products:

Consultations-This is basic and can be used for occupied as well as vacant properties.

We will discuss items that need to be addressed to help you sell your home such as…

- choice of paint color

-what items to edit

-suggested updates and repairs

-repositioning of furniture to maximize space

If you have a vacant home, we will address items that may be distracting to a buyer that need to be addressed and can make recommendations if you decided to rent staging pieces.


Hands on Staging:

After a consultation and when you are ready, we can assist with fine tuning items such as furniture placement and where to place accessories.


Vacant Home Staging:

Most consumers are familiar with this. To help show the liveability of a home or several rooms, we can bring in furnishings that will help a buyer see the room as it could be.

This is especially helpful when there is a room with a unique shape or a room that is hard to define.


vacant home staging


Lifestyle changes:

Often our clients will be moving to a new lifestyle and need assistance with what to take, what can go where, and what new pieces to purchase.  We can give them a game plan so that they can make new purchases in their own time-frame.



And, sometimes our clients just want to fall back in love with their home again. Or figure out what to do with the forgotten room.


New Home Buyers:

I have worked with buyers when they need advice on what can go where, what will fit, and what they can do down the road. They often do this just before they pull the trigger to purchase the home or after they’ve moved in.


That is what home staging is all about.  See, you thought all we did was move furniture around!






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Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Staging is increasing the value of a home beyond its current value. You go girl.

Jun 06, 2017 06:12 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You are right.  Staging sitll eludes many people.  It is hard for them to understand that they need to get a home ready for sale, and that their tastes are not to everyone's liking.  A

Jun 06, 2017 06:30 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Home staging is always valuable in marketing a listing and will always help it sell quicker and for more money!

Jun 06, 2017 06:42 AM #5
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Hard to believe there is still so much misunderstanding and confusion over our services. Great explanation Kathy!

Jun 06, 2017 07:28 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Kathy -- while we are familiar with the term and the concept, there are many who are either unfamiliar with or intimidated by the service --- you post explain it well.   Nicely staged post   Once again.  

Jun 06, 2017 07:40 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Kathy - you give a few great options.  Why not call a stager to fall in love with your home again!

Jun 06, 2017 08:06 AM #8
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Very good explanation of what staging really is.

 Featured in BananaTude!

Jun 06, 2017 09:38 AM #9
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Kathy... I've never not had a staged home not sell at a great price. No doubt in my mind how much value it adds.

Jun 06, 2017 12:36 PM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you James Dray We are constantly trying to let the public know what we do.

Joe Pryor you have no idea. It's been raining ALL day!  A friend has company in to go diving and fishing. They'll have to get wet another time. 

Jun 06, 2017 12:58 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you!!! Donald Urschalitz BTW, have you tried Matty's Gelato Factory on Donald Ross?

Ron and Alexandra Seigel exactly, and that it is so much more than bringing in furniture. 

Jun 06, 2017 01:01 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Brian England The question becomes Why wouldn't you stage your home?

Sharon Tara it is, isn't it. 

Michael Jacobs you are so sweet!!



Jun 06, 2017 01:06 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider it's one of our favorite things to do. 

Belinda Spillman appreciate the highlight in Bananatude!!!

Nina Hollander And buyers in the market today expect more. 


Jun 06, 2017 01:08 PM #14
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kathy - Great FAQ for those who are wondering about the process and benefits of staging.

Jun 06, 2017 02:00 PM #15
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I knew what Home Staging is, but I know have an even better understanding of it after reading your blog.

Jun 06, 2017 02:07 PM #16
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Homestaging is critical not only to sell your home fast but to get top dollar!

Jun 06, 2017 03:38 PM #17
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

suepr explanations of the staging world and how it benefits buyers and sellers!

Jun 06, 2017 04:57 PM #18
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


I like the terms, edit, repositioning and home styling.

Jun 06, 2017 05:39 PM #19
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Kathy you are our go to expert home stager!  Really great post!

Jun 06, 2017 05:44 PM #20
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathy, have you ever considered moving to Washington, DC?  You could have a wonderful career here!

Jun 06, 2017 07:31 PM #21
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Kathy Streib - Home "styling" has never been so important if for nothing else than being able to take the best photos to put out there on the MLS. Buyers won't even look at homes that don't tickle their fancy from the photos alone.

Jun 06, 2017 09:15 PM #22
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