Staging a home

Ready to Sell Your Home? Karen Eubank Offers 5 Tips to Declutter on the Double

By Karen Eubank / February 16, 2016 / 1 Comment

Getting ready to sell your house can be overwhelming. The first word your Realtor is going to mention is “declutter.” Then the stager will come in and remark that items need to be stored because it’s hard to see the gorgeous architectural details with your beautiful furniture blocking the columns and impeding the view. What […]

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The $45,000 Question: Does Staging Have to Be Expensive?

By Karen Eubank / February 5, 2016 / 3 Comments

Home staging has been receiving some nice press lately. The New York Times ran two articles in January about the art and necessity of staging to bring top dollar for your property. Do you need to spend $45,000 and replace all of your furniture to get that longed-for list price? No, not in general but there […]

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10 Things That Are Driving Your Realtor Crazy (But They’re Too Nice To Tell You)

By Karen Eubank / October 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

Houses are flying off the market right? There’s no inventory. You can sell a house just by putting a sign in the yard. Right? No. The flawless houses are flying off the market. There are plenty that are still just sitting there. Why? Mainly because Realtors are just too nice to say what’s wrong. Well, […]

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Ask a Stager: When Staging a Vacant House, Should You Consider Using Prop Furniture?

By Joanna England / June 11, 2013 / 2 Comments

According to this story in the Wall Street Journal, prop furniture is making a comeback for sellers staging homes in the hot residential real estate market. As any CandysDirt.com reader knows, expert staging advice can be the difference between just selling a home and profiting from your home. Still, could a cardboard settee really make the difference between “For Sale” and “Pending”?

So we asked Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging if faux furniture is a cost-effective way for owners staging vacant or unoccupied homes, and how they can maximize their staging budgets to make the most from their property. See what the expert designer had to say after the jump.

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