Selling Your Home? Staging Matters. Stage Your Home For Success! {Infographic}

Reblogger Sharon Tara
Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Home Staging is not decorating. Home Staging is strategic marketing. It involves far more than furniture placement and fresh flowers.

This very informative post by Charlotte, NC Broker Nina Hollander details why staging matters, includes tips for home staging success and explains how you can avoid common staging mistakes.


Original content by Nina Hollander


Why Staging Matters

Staging your home for success means having your home appeal to the greatest number of prospective buyers by highlighting your home's strengths and downplaying its weaknesses. Staging matters when you're selling your home. And the good news is that staging your home does not need to cost a lot of money. However, taking the time to stage will reduce the amount of time your home is on the market and more than likely sell for a higher amount.... lots of return for the investment of time and minimal dollars.



Staging Tips For Success

In addition to the staging tips in the infographic below which covers staging tips we've all heard many times and include depersonalizing your home, freeing up closet space, neutralizing with paint, don't forget to:

  • Declutter and remove furniture to make rooms feel more spacious.
  • Enhance the lighting in your home and swap out the low wattage bulbs for higher wattage. Let the light in and open curtains/drapes/blinds.
  • Go for symmetry when placing lamps, artwork, accessories.
  • Don't forget your pantry... clean it up, "stage" the items on the shelves.
  • Put trash cans and cleaning supplies out of sight.
  • Neutralize the master suite... make it gender neutral and use soothing colors.
  • Clean, clean, clean... kitchens, bathrooms, floors, windows. Use professional cleaners for carpets. Everything should sparkle.
  • Stage your front porch and your patio. Freshen up the front porch and front door with paint if needed; pressure wash.
  • Clean up your mailbox... often it's the first thing prospective buyers see. Replace it if necessary.
  • Freshen up your front door and make sure doorbells and locks look fresh and actually work.
  • If you have pets, remove litter boxes from view, eliminate odors, put away food dishes, remove furniture that's been damaged by pets.
  • Don't forget your garage. If you use it for storage, make it neat and not looking as if it's taking over all the parking space.


Infographic: Staging For Success


Staging Your Home For Success When Selling




Staging Mistakes To Avoid

Keep in mind, however, there are mistakes home owners can make when staging their homes. For a list of 6 staging mistakes that can sabotage your home sale click here.


These tips for staging your home for success are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, your Charlotte metro area residential real estate experts. Want more staging tips and advice? Contact us. We've been providing our clients staging assistance and advice for 20+ years.






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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sharon Tara great selection for a reblog, and quite a nice compliment to Nina from a top quality stager.... 

May 31, 2019 03:15 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Sharon... following up on Barbara Todaro's comment, I'm so honored that you thought this post was worthy of a reblog. 

May 31, 2019 04:11 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sharon. Nina set it out for all to comprehend! Enjoy your day!

May 31, 2019 04:30 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Keeping Current Matters subscribers to this infographic are wise to use it everywhere !

May 31, 2019 05:00 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are so right and I always promote having a home professionally staged, but unfortunately, many sellers aren't willing to spend the money in order to garner top dollar for their home.

May 31, 2019 07:16 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sharon, 

Nina always provides us with great info.  I have found that staging does make a difference. 

May 31, 2019 08:15 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sharon - Nina wrote a great post on staging and you are one of those strategic marketers without whom sellers would leave money on the table.

May 31, 2019 06:48 PM #7
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