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Home Staging FAST on a $200 Budget 🏠 Realtor Tips

Sometimes a house just needs a little bit of home staging before it hits the multiple listing service (MLS), and I'm going to share tips to do it quickly and on a budget.


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No matter the property's price, Realtors like me will do whatever it takes to get a house looking its best.


In this episode, we're lightly staging a $175,000 townhouse in Palm Harbor, FL using some of the owner's furnishings, items from my own personal collection, and a few new pieces from Ross Dress for Less and HomeGoods.


The main goal for this listing was to neutralize some of the bold colors and make the space look bright and airy.


In the living room, I switched out hot pink curtains for white sheers and added a few accessories along with the large furniture already in the room.


White towels are something I always have on hand to give bathrooms a spa-like appearance, along with a faux potted orchid - which looks great in a mirror's reflection.


Every house I list will feature a basket of "lucky lemons" somewhere in the decor - they add a nice pop of color.


You do not need to spend a lot of money for home staging, in fact - I spent well under $200 out-of-pocket on this project. Time invested was only a couple hours.


STAGING COSTS


Artwork $40

Curtains (8 panels) $50

Candles $15

Decorative Tray $17

Kitchen Rug $30


TOTAL: $152


Here's what was borrowed from my own personal staging collection: side table lamp, white towels, white shower curtain, greenery / flowers, placemats.


When should you bring in a professional stager? This option works best in an unoccupied, vacant house so they can come in and stage "impact rooms" such as the living room, dining room, and master bedroom.

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Melanie is a Tampa Bay area Realtor with Smith & Associates. She loves Tampa Bay area area, houses, and helping clients buy and sell real estate. She can be reached at 813-368-6084 or matkinson@smithandassociates.com


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