The Five Golden Rules of Home Staging on a Budget

Posted on Jan 9 2015 - 9:30am by Nick Caruso

When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. As the infographic below shows, the following five golden rules of home staging will help you show off its best assets:

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  1. Mary Frances January 12, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Great info on staging. Is there a way to print without ads on right side?

    • Nick Caruso January 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Mary –
      If you email me at, I can send you the file. Otherwise, you can try right-clicking and then “Save Image As” and that should do it for you as well!

      • Karen Sferra January 20, 2015 at 11:23 am - Reply

        I wasn’t able to work with the right-click version. Could you please forward me the file as well?



      • Norma J. Torres January 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm - Reply

        Hi Nick,

        Very useful information on staging. Please email the file so I can provide it to my sellers. Thanks a lot.

      • Ed Knight February 3, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Reply

        Hi Nick,
        I tried the right click save image as, only saves the whole thing as one non scroll file. Could you please send to me also. Thanks,

  2. Roberta January 13, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Very well done!

  3. Mary Jo Eskritt January 20, 2015 at 8:29 am - Reply

    This is great information. I appreciate it.

    Mary Jo Eskritt
    The Eskritt Real Estate Group
    Bringing Buyers and Sellers together

  4. Melonie January 20, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Great article! Would love to give this to clients. Would save me much time.

  5. Marion Kelliher January 20, 2015 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Excellent Information on staging. Great article for sellers.

  6. Bob Lyons, CRS January 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I really appreciate you taking the time to help all of your viewers; great jon, Bob

    • Nick Caruso January 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      No problem! Glad it seems to be useful to many of our readers!

  7. Vida Ash January 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Love the article. Thank you

  8. Donna McKenna-Edlund January 20, 2015 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Great and easy to understand article. Can I post on a FB page? Thank you.

  9. Monika Edwards Harrison January 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Nick–this is just excellent! Condensed and so well articulated!
    I, too, would love to have the file as I can’t right click and save it without ads either.

  10. Margarita Verduzco January 20, 2015 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Nick,
    Great information! Great help with clients that are not very open to listening to their agent. I would appreciate a copy of file also.
    Thank you for your time.

  11. Rock Wolfgang January 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Great article.
    Thank you Nick

  12. Inne Chung January 20, 2015 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Great article about Home Staging, I printed with ads right side. I’d like to have just article if possible, so I can share with my clients.
    Thank you.

  13. Bev Roberts January 21, 2015 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Great article. I could right click and save, but then it would not print. Could you please send the file to me?

  14. Carol Tunis January 21, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Awesome article, Nick! I would be much obliged if you could send it my way as well! Thanks very much…

  15. Carol Tunis January 21, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I was able to save it by right clicking!!! Thanks again!

  16. Barb Dahlquist January 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Well written article. Not too wordy. Would you send me the file as well? Thanks

  17. Lillie Missbrenner January 24, 2015 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Great Article that can be shared with our sellers!

  18. Mark January 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    also, leave pets at a sitter if you can

    curb appeal, first impressions are extremely importants, lawns should be mowed and edged at a minimum, paint the front door if its needed

    leave lights and heat on when you know the house could be shown

    smells and odors, brew a pot of coffee in the morning, heat up or bake something in the morning

  19. Shelby Pitts January 31, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Please send me the article, too. This is very useful because it isn’t me criticizing their home but an expert giving advice. thanks.

  20. Sidney McCray February 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    The 5 golden rules of home staging is a well written article. Not too wordy. Would you send me the file as well? Thanks

  21. Rene Smerling February 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Very useful article for sellers. Please send me the file as well. Thanks !

  22. Debbie Coleman February 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Fantastic article – would you send me the file as well? You did a great job. Thanks!!

  23. Melinda Forster February 15, 2015 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Nick would you please send me the file as soon as possible. I actually have a meeting on Wed with a potential lister who wants to speak about staging.. this is just enough info without giving the game away (right click did not work). Thanks for this easy comprehensive info much appreciated

  24. Cindy Ray February 17, 2015 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Hi Nick, Great article would you send me the file as well!

  25. K Stevens February 21, 2015 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Awesome! Double “ditto” to the comments of others. So easily understood and do-able! What a way to communicate with sellers…thanks for writing this.
    May I have the file.
    Much gratitude for such a great read to help us as we help others.

  26. Mary Ingraham February 22, 2015 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Article is so well done! I would like to have it for my clients. Would you please send the file to me? Thank you!


  27. Donna Hobscheid April 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Great visual for sellers. Please copy file to me. Thank you!

    Donna Hobscheid

  28. Susan June 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful infographic – well done! You should consider selling prints or posters of it!

  29. Joshua Lea July 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    This is a great info graph. I’ve shared it to all my clients on Facebook. Thanks.

    Joshua Lea

  30. Carol Barkstrom October 17, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

    One more request for file – Great Stuff

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