Staging is Something You Should Be Doing While You're Still Living In Your Home!

Reblogger Will Hamm
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Want to know more about staging in your own home Kathy has some great suggestions.

Original content by Kathy Streib

Staging is Something You Should Be Doing While You're Still Living In Your Home!

A comment I hear from almost every seller on my Staging Consultations is that they are hesitant to spend money on a home they’re going to be leaving.


I get it! However, if you want to protect the investment you have in home stagingyour house, it’s important that the condition of your property reflects your asking price.


That said, this thing called Staging is something that all homeowners could and should be doing while living in and enjoying your home.


For example…


If it’s been 10 years or more since you painted, it’s time to take a look at the exterior and interior. Maybe the hot pink bedroom your daughter begged for can be returned to a less eye-popping color, especially since she is no longer living at home.

And no, you don’t have to paint every wall white or boring beige.

You’re still living in it but why not enjoy a fresh look!


Why in the world wouldn’t you invest in new kitchen countertops or hardwood floors while you can enjoy them? Instead, I see many homeowners who do these updates just before they sell.

Why not let your family enjoy the newly updated kitchen or the renovated pool area?


Everyone, well, almost everyone, has items on their To Do list that they’ve been meaning to fix but haven’t. Work and our lives, in general, get in the way.

Why wait until you’re putting your home on the market to repair the jacuzzi that hasn’t worked since last year. Don’t you want to enjoy it?

And the screen you have over the deck that was damaged by the last hurricane?  Why wait?

The carpet that was damaged by your favorite 4-legged friend can’t stay hidden beneath the rug. You’ve been dying for hardwood floors. Why not enjoy them now!?

This cannot be stressed enough...Staging isn’t just moving a sofa here or putting the pillows over there. It’s not just about repositioning your furniture.

Staging is marketing. Home Staging is Home Styling.

Staging is making sure that your buyer will see the liveability of your house and fall in love with all of its possibilities.

Why wait?  Start staging your home now!


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Daniel Ramsey
MyOutDesk - Sacramento, CA
MyOutDesk - Real Estate Virtual Professionals

"... they are hesitant to spend money on a home they’re going to be leaving."

I've heard this so much and it's so common too! Great share Will Hamm! Kathy has really useful points here!

Mar 28, 2023 11:34 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Will- thank you so much for reblogging my post. 

Mar 28, 2023 05:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved this reblog and you can never go wrong with Kathy Streib post to reblog, Endre

Mar 28, 2023 11:47 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Will,

What a great re-blog! How did I miss this one by Kathy Streib? Off th read and comment on her post.

Mar 29, 2023 06:19 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is a great choice for a reblog. We should all enjoy our homes while we live there

Mar 31, 2023 10:58 AM
Dinah Stallworth-Lewis
Priority Real Estate LLC - 318.332.8281 - Natchitoches, LA


These are excellent tips for staging and a great reblog.  

Apr 01, 2023 11:59 AM