Staging for SellingWhen staging a home for sale, the old adage 'Less is More' works best: 'less' as in less furniture. Sellers need to pack before moving, so why not pack as much as possible before listing. An uncluttered, de-personalized home allows potential buyers to visualize how it would look after they move in.Fresh paint goes a long way toward creating visual appeal. If it's in a seller's budget, new flooring also adds perceived value. At a minimum, homes should be clean and well maintained including the lawn. I have personally witnessed buyer's perceptions of otherwise attractive homes downgraded by sloppy entrys.For vacant properties, I believe staging should be done in the following order: 1) kitchen, 2) living area, and 3) master bedroom. Again keep to the 'Less is More' philosopy when placing furniture. A small kitchen table with 2 chairs gives a sense of function while consuming little space. Furniture can be purchasd at thrift stores or garage sales for minimal expense while adding thousands to a sales price. For those on a very tight budget, even plastic flowers go a long way toward adding warmth and color to an otherwise stark enviornment.Most experinced realtors have a sense of what works and what doesn't. For additional ideas, check out builder websites to see how they present homes.October 21 2009 - Austin00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.