Homestaging Tips on a Budget With BIG Payoffs


If you are selling your home, one of the most important things to do is get it READY!

Appearance is everything. That’s why there’s been home staging companies popping up everywhere. But, hiring a professional “stager” to prepare your home for prospective buyers can cost upwards of $50 per hour.

If a home stager is not in your budget, you can take matters into your own hands. Here are a few share expert tips for staging your home that cost next to nothing buy have big payoffs:

  • A Warm & Friendly Bathroom: Bring life to monotone bathrooms with contrasting draperies and towels. A small table adds elegance and makes the room feel more spacious.
  • Opposites Attract. Combine contrasting furniture. See which pieces you already own that can be combined from different rooms to create a contrast. Move furniture to other rooms and get creative!
  • Use “extra” rooms. Each room should have a purpose, so think about what potential buyers might like to see in extra room. An office? A guest room? Move some of your current furnishings or borrow some from friends to make your extra room a “real” room.
  • Style your dining room table. Between dinners, a large dining table can look uninviting, so styling it up for buyers is a great idea. An over-sized piece can look too formal, so try lining up a series of smaller accent pieces down the center of the table instead.
  • De-Clutter Shelves & Display Cases. Books, photos, magazines, memorabilia all go into storage. Replace them with accent pieces, vases, flowers, colorful fruit bowls, baskets and more.
  • Think in Threes. Things happen in three! Apply this to candles, vases, paintings and more throughout your house.

Click here for our blog post with more information and tips on professional home staging if you prefer to hire a professional service!

If you would like more information on home staging, Charles Rutenberg Realty can help. Call us at 516-575-7500 or email us at

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Joe Moshe is the Broker/Owner of Charles Rutenberg Realty Long Island, offering 100% commission to Agents. With over 1000 agents, it's one of the fastest growing, most progressive real estate brokerages on Long Island.
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