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Stages of Staging

There are Three Main Elements to Staging.

CLEAN: Everything must be spotless, including floors, walls, drapes and windows.

CLUTTER-FREE: Most lived in homes have too much in them. Remove furniture and clutter that crowds the room. "America is cluttered to pieces." Remember, "The way you live in your home and the way you market and sell your house are 2 different things." In vacant homes furniture and accessories need to be brought in because in vacant homes the house is too bare.

COLOR: Paint the house and have carpets, countertops and cabinets in the latest styles and colors. If you don't have shutters, consider installing them. One of her favorite touches is placing cone-shaped shrubs around the door. Another trick is to bring some of the outdoors in by putting tree cuttings or dried flowers in vases.

Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®
The Creator of Home Staging®
IAHSP® Founder and Chairwoman of The Board of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® and Foundation
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