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Certified Home Staging Expert

Linda Blais

Linda Blais is a highly-seasoned sales and marketing professional with over two decades of experience...

Linda Blais is a highly-seasoned sales and marketing professional with over two decades of experience...

Nov 2 4 minutes read

Have you ever watched HGTV and wondered how every home always looks perfectly put together? The answer to this is staging. 

Home staging goes beyond just cleaning and decorating your home. Staging is adding decor, arranging furniture, and prepping your home to look perfect for listing photos, listing appointments, and open houses. When a home is staged, potential buyers see exactly where furniture should go and how each room is laid out. When a home is not staged, potential buyers are only focusing on the visible issues the home may have.  


Not only does staging make your home look like an HGTV dream or like it belongs on Pottery Barn's homepage, but it can actually speed up the sale of your property

83%

of buyers’ agents said a staged home helped buyers visualize the property as a future home, according to NAR

25%

of buyers’ agents said potential buyers increased their offer between 1 and 5% on a staged home, according to NAR

85%

of homes surveyed were sold for 6-25% more than homes that were not staged, according to HSR Certified Professional Home Stagers

DIY Staging

If you’re looking for a more cost-effective option, it may be best to stage your home yourself. 

First, you’ll want to start with cleaning, decluttering, and depersonalizing. This is a great excuse to finally get around to that annual cleaning from earlier in the year that you’ve put off. Each room should only have what is absolutely necessary. Throw out anything you don’t need or keep things tucked away in a bin during open houses and showings. You’ll also want to remove any personal photos or decor around your home, including anything religious or political. The less personal your home is, the more a potential buyer will imagine themselves living in your space.

Once everything is clean, you’ll want to start staging the important rooms first. The kitchen, living room, and master bedroom are what sell your home. Focus on these rooms and then you can work your way through the additional living spaces. There are plenty of inspiration photos for current trends online, but here are a few tips to get you started: 

Virtual Staging

Virtual staging allows you to rearrange furniture, add decor, and still make your home look attractive to buyers but everything is online — and cheaper. Because virtual staging is done on the web or with staging software, you don’t have to spend funds on new furniture, decor or expend time rearranging everything. This method saves you time and money while still getting the same results as traditional staging. The only required cost is the digital software and most services charge a flat fee per room staged. 

What do real estate agents do?

All agents are different. Some offer staging services, some offer advice, some refer you to a trusted professional, and some don’t offer any resources. 

At LeBon Realty, our team provides a full service customized experience. 

Hire A Certified Home Staging Expert ®

Linda Blais is a California State Realtor ® and Certified Home Staging Expert ®. She has a passion for interior design and staging specializing in high-end residential interiors.

Linda strives to create original interiors that reflect the client’s taste, lifestyle and personality—interiors that are timeless, meaningful and most of all, livable. Home selling requires a personal touch. She goes the extra mile to make your property stand out amongst the competition and appeal to buyers.

Selling your home is an emotional process so viewing your home objectively when staging can be a difficult task. Staging your home can help speed up the sale and attract higher offers.  

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If you’re selling your home soon, staging is something you need to consider.

Depending on the current state of your home, some of these options may be better suited for you. Ask a trusted friend for their thoughts on which path you should take. And just remember, we’re here to help too.

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