Home Staging on a Dime

Room that's been staged for sale for story on home staging.
Room that's been staged for sale for story on home staging.

You don't need granite countertops and state-of-the-art appliances to sell your house. A few home-staging concepts put into practice can help your home sale get off the ground.

Instead of lowering the price on a townhome that wouldn't sell, Northern Virginia realtor Pat Hupp turned to basic home-staging concepts to deal with two shedding cats, a stinky litter box, wire kitchen shelves stuffed with appliances that didn't fit in the cabinets, oversized living room furniture, an empty sunroom, clutter and toys everywhere.

"In one evening, we moved every piece of furniture in that house and cleared the clutter," says Hupp of the staging intervention. "It sold the next day."

While home staging won't always sell a house overnight, the same inexpensive home-staging concepts that worked for Hupp and her clients will work for you, too.

Follow theses tips from the home staging pros to get started on your own transformation: