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4 Top Tips For Home Staging

Appearance is crucial when it comes to selling your home. Hiring a professional to come in and stage your home can be costly, as most “stagers” typically charge anywhere from $50-$100 or more per hour. One of the questions we get asked a lot, is how to effectively and affordably stage a home.

Here are our top 4 top tips for home staging:



It’s easy to collect memorabilia, or to cozy up a home with clutter. When selling your home, you want to focus on removing the excess items, from closets, basements, drawers, and shelves.


Spring Clean

The next step in creating your model home is to clean it so it shines. From polishing baseboards, to dusting ceiling fans, pay special attention to details so potential buyers aren’t distracted by dirt or grime.

Realtor tip: bake cookies in the over an hour before the buyer arrives to give the house a delectable aroma!


Put Away Family Photos

The goal is to present a model home to prospective buyers. The first step to doing so is to remove family photos, so a buyer can envision his or herself living in the home — rather than being distracted by the people in the pictures.



It’s important to make sure every room has a clear, concise purpose. Arrange the furniture to reflect the flow, and consider a fresh coat of paint.

Realtor tip: Neutral colors can help to make a room look clean and bright.

Interested in more staging tips, or looking for a great Nashville home? Give us a call at DeSelms Real Estate  615.550.5565!

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