Home Staging Guide


Carve Out A Truly Great Space
Designers are viewing the heart of the home in a more holistic way. Make way for “lifestyle spaces” that are in better sync with how people live today.

Simple Staging Tips for Inside and Out
Before you show a home to any potential buyer, you want to make sure the staging is perfect. Follow these general tips and your home will look better than the competition.

Staging on a Budget
What’s your best, most affordable staging idea? Dozens of real estate pros offer their best tips.

Small Things Can Make a Big Difference
Small touches can liven up your listings without breaking the bank.

Slideshow: 10 Affordable Home Redos
Sellers don’t have to spend a lot to get their house ready to sell. Here are 10 reasonably-priced projects that can make a big impact.



Watch a Staging Master in Action
Staging expert Mary Brooks shows how staging can be done on a tight budget with dramatic results.

Affordable Staging Tips for Any Listing
Playback a webinar to hear staging experts give simple, inexpensive staging ideas to spruce up your listings and how to bring new life to your vacant REO properties by making them feel more welcoming to buyers. Original air date: Jan. 28, 2010

8 No-Cost or Low Cost Ways to Tweak Your Listings 
Got a listing that needs a new look? Here are some inexpensive ways to make it shine.



Finishing Touches
The reality today is that sellers don’t want to spend big to get their house in tip-top shape for buyers. The good news is that there’s plenty they can do for free or at a very low cost.

Showing Tips for Sellers
Get your listing in showing shape with these simple tips.

What’s Your Favorite Staging Accessory?
Defining a space with your favorite staging accessory.

4 Interior Painting Tips
Painting is a quick and easy way to liven up a listing. But some smart prep work can make a huge difference in the quality of the results.

Create Scent Appeal
Real estate professionals share with us their favorite home scents that are sure to please buyers.

Showing Tips for Sellers
Let your sellers help, too. Here are some ideas to give to your sellers to prep a home for showings.

Styled, Staged & Sold
Get more staging tips from REALTOR® Magazine’s Styled, Staged & Sold blog.



No Cost: A Photogenic Listing
Try these no-cost techniques for showing off curb appeal in online photos.

6 Landscaping Tricks That Wow Buyers
Attract buyers from the doorstep to get them inside. Here are a few landscaping ideas to get the house sparkling from the outside.

5 Ways to Add Condo Curb Appeal
Learn how can you make that condo stand out from others on the block. How’s the View? Using a few outdoor design elements, sellers can give their exterior all-around appeal.



Videos: Stage This Room!
Two hours, three rooms, $250 budget, and three REALTORS®. See how they transformed the rooms into showpieces.

9 Easy Room Makeovers That Wow Buyers
View before and after photos of readers’ room transformations to get ideas for your listings.

Learn From the Professionals: Best Room Makeovers From Stagers
See how these staging professionals tackled trouble areas in a home and designed rooms that buyers love.



Virtual Staging: Stay True to Disclosing
Is using virtual staging to market unfurnished homes or rooms ethically wrong?

Staging in a Virtual Reality
Virtual staging brings empty homes to life on the computer screen.

Staging for Streetview
Curb appeal today means Web appeal, because if a house doesn’t look good online, it won’t attract all the buyers it could.



5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Stager
A professional stager can help you set your listing apart. Here are some questions you’ll want to ask to find the best person for the job.

Staging Basics
Get your most common questions answered about staging.



Quiz: Test Your Staging Smarts 
See how well you know how to stage a property by taking this interactive quiz.





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