staging Archive

Recognizing Clutter for What It Is

When real estate pros talk to clients about decluttering their homes, they might not realize what they’re getting into. In fact, getting rid of stuff can be painful, even for those who aren’t hoarders or recent widows. It’s the...
October 4, 2016

Starr Osborne’s Top 10 Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell

Starr C. Osborne, owner and founder of Tailored Transitions, a Philadelphia-based home staging, moving-management, and design company, has put together these 10 tips to help sellers prepare their home for the market. Her new book, Home Staging That Works:...
May 27, 2010

Author Chat: Barb Schwarz Writes to Help You Get That House Sold

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine You can call Barb Schwarz the God Mother of staging. She is the creator of the staging homes concept, founded the home staging industry, and developed the Accredited Staging Professional courses and...
September 30, 2009

Sell Your Home with Feng Shui: 5 Feng Shui Staging Tips

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM Can’t sell a property? Maybe the home’s chi — or energy — is out of whack. In the new book Sell Your Home With Feng Shui (AuthorHouse, 2007), authors Christine Ayres and Cindy...
September 21, 2007

Author Chat: Sid Davis

Sid Davis, author of Home Makeovers That Sell (AMACOM, 2007), responds to your staging questions. What do you suggest [in terms of staging] for a house that is vacant? DAVIS: If a vacant home is freshly painted, clean, and...

Secrets of Successful Home Staging

By Haley M. Hwang, REALTOR® Magazine Home Staging: The Winning Way to Sell Your House for More Money by Barb Schwarz (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2006) Buy this book from Amazon.com An important distinction between staging and decorating...
April 2, 2006

Stage a Room, Sell the House

By Kelly Quigley, REALTOR® Magazine Home Staging: Creating Buyer-Friendly Rooms to Sell Your House By Lori Matzke, Photography by James Gross (Center Stage Home Inc., 2004) Buy this book from Amazon.com Good first impressions are crucial when you’re selling...
January 1, 2005

Harmonious Homes Sell

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine Rearranging furniture and redecorating rooms are common practices when staging homes. But can a different room layout actually energize a home and make it a better place to live? Practitioners of the 3,000-year-old...
December 1, 2001