8 Reasons To Stage Your House When Selling


If you’re thinking “why should I invest money in the house I’m selling, just to sell it?”, check out our 10 reasons to stage below to learn why it’s in your best interest even in a hot market.

Home staging is one of the most powerful tools in the marketing of your house when selling. It increases the perceived value among buyers and brings measurable results.  And yes, we said ‘marketing’ your house. Most homeowners do not think of selling their house the same way as they think of selling their car or a household item.

Think about it – if you were going to sell your car, you would get a car report for the potential buyer to let the buyer know the vehicle has not been in an accident; you would find your maintenance receipts; you might go as far as getting a statement from your mechanic about the condition of the car (and probably provide the buyer with a safety certificate); plus you would wash the car and have it detailed.  Why? To make sure the buyer sees your car for all that is worth, to know they are making a sound investment in that car purchase; and to know the vehicle is what you claim it to be.

Why wouldn’t you want to do the same for your house when selling? The buyer will want the same type of answers, and you want the most money for your house as you can get.

Christine Rae, CEO of CSP International™ Business Staging Training Academy, industry leader and best-selling author of ‘Home Staging for Dummies’ is often quoted as saying:

“Seven out of every ten millennials are willing to pay more money for move-in ready property. Why? The main reasons are financial. They have scraped all the money together for the deposit, but they don’t have cash flow to support renovations after move-in. They can readily access long-term, low-rate mortgages, which makes it easier to afford a higher price point. Ultimately, they don’t have the skills to do the work after they move in – and they don’t want to learn. These are all important things to know because 66% of first-time buyers are millennials.”



Heart & Home Staging

Author Since:  30 January 2021

Attract Buyers, Sell Fast at Top Dollar. I Create Solutions to Sell for Real Estate Professionals and Homeowners.

Real Estate Professionals, if you're interested in maximizing the selling price for your clients and shortening the days on market, I would love to partner with you. Let's set your clients house apart from the competition and get it on a Buyers Wish List!

I offer Solutions to Sell.


With my passion and certification for transforming rooms through my trained eye and lifestyle selling techniques.

I will:
Highlight the properties best features and downplay any flaws.
Create stylish and functional spaces that pop and make buyers fall in love.
Map out a clean flow which transitions smoothly room to room.


The property views as well maintained and move-in ready, which is what buyers are looking for.
Stunning, high quality photos online that get noticed. (97% of buyers start their search online.)
Curb appeal that entices more buyers to view the home and be drawn to the lifestyle it promises.
The house sells faster and at top dollar. Staged homes sell faster the un-staged homes.

Smooth Transition


You can count on me to treat you and your home with dignity, respect and professionalism. I will masterfully guide you through the steps to minimize any stress of getting your ready to market. The services I offer are personally customized to your specific needs and budget.

Lifestyles to Love

The new space may inspire you to redesign some rooms in your new home. I can help you with furniture and art placement, colour consultation, and accessorizing so that you will love the new space design to your personal tastes.

Want to have a conversation?

Send me a LinkedIn message or email me directly at marilyn@heartandhomestaging.com