Is it really possible?You know…the whole theory of home staging made easy. Nothing in life is easy or simple, they say. So why should the concept of creating a staged home to sell it quicker and for a better price be do-able and attainable for anyone?
Well, because I’m going to walk you through the process, step by step, and show you some of the most effective home staging tips I know. I’ve been staging homes, lots of them, for years, so I know what I’m talking about. That’s me, there to the left…thought you might want to see who was talking to you.
The properties I stage represent a wide variety of price points, but you know what? It really doesn’t matter when all is said and done.
There is a process to staging a home that will work effectively no matter if the list price is $62,000 or $6,200,000. And I’m going to show you what that process is, utilizing my 20+ years as an Interior Decorator and Home Stager.
No need for you to surf the internet for all of that staging advice, scroll through hundreds of Pinterest photos, study the checklists…that’s way too much work, and can take hours and hours of time to go from website to website, hoping you’re getting the best advice. I don’t know about you, but I can get lost on Pinterest, or bhg.com, because one image or topic leads to another, and before you know it I’m way, way off the mark of whatever it was I came to search for. Ugh.
All you need to do is stay right here at Stage the Nest, and follow the step by step process of Do It Yourself Home Staging. You’ll learn not only how to prepare, how to plan, what to do, but also where the best places are to shop for any furniture or accessories your home staging project might need (I’ll help you figure that out, too). As I said, a Complete and Exclusive Home Staging System.
Home Staging Made Easy…for you!
I’m sharing my professional secrets with you, to ensure your success as a do it yourself home stager and seller. So, here’s the very first secret:
The home staging process starts way before cleaning, decluttering and depersonalizing your residence. Well, it does in my world, anyway. And my home staging business is quite successful with a great reputation, so my process works well.
We’ll get to those very important aspects of preparing your home for sale, but there are some absolutely critical steps that precede those tasks.
We’re going to talk about:
- the importance of making a plan
- the style of your home’s interior & my philosophy of The 4 Styles
- the vibe of your home
- the color palette in your home
- the art of making your home memorable to buyers
- the difference between depersonalizing and clinically boring (yawn)
- the “simple/clean/stylish” approach to home staging
- the importance of editing and the value of ‘less is more’
- the difference between interior decorating and home staging
- the importance of furniture arrangement
Then we’ll cover the details of:
How to prepare the exterior of your home for sale
- the front yard
- the front porch
- the back yard
- the back porch/patio/deck
- the home itself
We’ll move inside the home and discuss:
How to pull together a style and color palette for your home’s interior that will be a winner with buyers
How to remove the clutter and excess stuff without creating a dull, depersonalized, uninteresting place
How to arrange the furniture in every room of your home:
- the entry
- the living area
- the family room
- the dining area
- the kitchen
- the nook
- the master bedroom/bath
- guest bedrooms
- kids bedrooms
- the laundry room
- the bathroom
How to figure out the balance between personal stuff and other decor
How & where to buy the best, budget friendly accessories and decor for any room, any style of decor
How to arrange accessories and hang wall art
How to ensure that every showing is successful
what comes next?
It may seem like a tremendous amount of information, and there is a lot of meat to it. But it’s not difficult if you follow my plan. Home Staging made easy is truly attainable.
What do you need to do?
First, make a commitment to this home staging plan, and realize that your home won’t be ready to put that ‘For Sale’ sign out front in a day or two. Depending on the condition of your home and how much tweaking it needs (both interior and exterior), you might working through the process over a period of several weeks, maybe more.
But I want you to remember: This is not rocket science. It is not that hard. I am a successful home stager because I have a plan, I know how to look at each home staging project in a consistent way to produce a successful result. And you can do it, too.
follow the plan
As you read through this page you’ll find links for key phrases of the Home Staging plan I’ve created. Click on them in the order you see them, and this will take you step by step through my planning process. (One glorious day I’ll have a book for you to use instead!)
Subscribe to this site (use the RSS link at the bottom of the page under ‘Stay Connected’) and you’ll always know when a new link has been created for the Home Staging Made Easy process. It would be wonderful if I could wiggle my nose and magically have all of this detailed stuff out of my brain and onto a web post, but sadly, I have to write it the old fashioned way 🙂
But here’s the wonderful thing about this plan: Even if you are able to learn just the first few critical pieces of the home staging puzzle, you’re off to a great start!
I’m determined that the phrase, Home Staging Made Easy, will become a reality right here at Stage the Nest!
NEXT STEP: Home Staging 101 – Have a Plan!