The market is open, but in this uncertain climate selling fast is the name of the game. A staged home sells up to three times faster than one that hasn’t been dressed, according to a 2019 Home Staging Association report. To avoid having professional stagers traipsing through your house during a pandemic, do it yourself. Follow these expert tips.
Before you start
Take photographs of your rooms, and then blow them up on a big screen, ideally on the TV, says Elaine Penhaul, the owner of Lemon and Lime Interiors. That will give you perspective and let you see its flaws. “Does my house really look like that?”
Ask your agent who your buyer demographic is, and stage accordingly. For example, if you are