MSN features numerous home staging tips from home staging expert Debra Gould, also known as The Staging Diva®.
Excerpt from MSN story by Jackie Burns:
“Putting a ‘For Sale’ sign on your home can be an emotional experience, but selling it quickly and for top dollar can cut down on the tears. Making sure your home is warm and inviting to potential buyers can make a huge difference in the price you end up fetching.
Home staging expert Debra Gould, President of SixElements.com and creator of the Stagingdiva.com, says her clients have earned anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 more on their final sale thanks to staging. She offers several simple tips for improving the look and feel of your home before putting it on the market.
Less is More
“Less is more when you’re staging,” says Gould. She suggests taking some of the furniture out of your home to make the rooms appear more spacious and warns against layouts that force you to walk around pieces of furniture. “When you’re walking into a room, you should have an open feeling,” she says. “You don’t want to be bumping into the back of a couch or walking into the side of a tall-boy dresser.” She even recommends . . .